5 Biggest Mistakes Photographers Make When Taking Group Pictures @MediaNovak
1. Where did everyone go? You’re attending a family gathering or casual event, or even being paid to shoot a wedding, and someone asks you to take a group photo, but various people are missing that should be in the photo. You can avoid this mistake by learning how to manage group photos; and this starts before the event.
Assume that family gatherings will always include group photos, so call or email everyone that you will be taking group photos during a specific period of time and ask that they all gather at the appointed time. You may want to designate a younger family member to be a coordinator to find and gather everyone wherever you’re taking group photos. Make sure you select a location at the party in advance with enough room for everyone, a good background and lighting, etc.
If you’re shooting a wedding or other fee-paid event, then request someone from the wedding party, such as the best man, to be the “people wrangler.” He or she should know everyone at the event and who should be in which pictures.