How To: Take a group portrait

Take a group portrait

Taking a group portrait can be a pain. Here's how to make it go as smoothly as possible. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to take a group portrait.

You Will Need

* A camera
* An external flash
* A tripod
* A group of people
* And a large room or space
* Wide-angle lens

Step 1. Steel yourself
Step 2. Analyze the group
Step 3. Choose location and backdrop
Step 4. Attach your flash
Step 5. Set up camera
Step 6. Gather the crowd
Step 7. Arrange everyone
Step 8. Compose the shot
Step 9. Set self-timer
Step 10. Meter and focus
Step 11. Shoot as much as you can

Tip: Bounce the flash off the ceiling to get the softest, most diffused, most even light possible.

Fact: Technically, the largest group portrait ever taken was of Earth by NASA.

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