June 2, 2008

Photography 101: Group Pictures

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I just came across a fabulous idea for taking group pictures. I’m so stealing this for my next wedding:

You want a photo of everyone together, or a photo of Grandma and Grandpa with all the grandchildren, or any other posed group–but you want everyone looking cute, not tortured. EVERYONE who’s going to be in the photo should come over and stand by the camera. Anyone not able to move comfortably can stay in the pose position, but everyone else should be at the camera. On a timer, press the button, and now EVERYONE run to get into position before the 10 seconds is up. This results in rosy-cheeked, happy-looking groups, though the group gets more disheveled looking with every “one more time, just to be sure we got a good one.”

from Sundry Buzz

Not only will the smiles look great and genuine, but it’ll break the stiffness that comes along with the dreaded formal portraits.

Totally hilarious, I can’t wait to see it in action with everyone in their long dresses and tuxes.

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams

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