How to Photograph a Group Portrait
Have you ever faced the challenge of photographing a group portrait? Back in the day I used to run a wedding/family portrait studio. So family portraits; reunions; kindergarten and school photography; and debutant balls provided me with plenty of practice photographing group portraits. The above photo was made under lovely soft verandah lighting at the Cemetery of St. Sebastian in historic and beautiful Salzburg, Austria. Numerous luminaries are buried at St. Sebastian including Amadeus Mozart. You'll notice that the figures in the sculpture have been arranged in such a way that enables us to see them. There's no little guy lost behind an afro. Let's look at some of the techniques used to achieve the desired result.