UNIQUE POSING IDEAS
If you ever run out of ideas or need some guidance while shooting subjects, you can take a look at the following posing ideas which might be useful to you. Many amateur photographers use such tricks when preparing for and during the photo shoot.
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While shooting a group photo it is not possible for you to control the facial expressions of each and every individual. In such cases just make sure that everybody’s face is clearly visible and consider the whole group as to be one single unit. You can do a little experiment by taking the shots from different angles and positions. Remember to choose a higher platform than an eye level or a lower one.
If it is a formal photoshoot, it will be more appropriate for the members to stand separately than ‘keeping their heads together’. This may not be a friendly way but might work very well for a small team shot. Do not forget to put the group leader in front for a stronger composition.
For a friendly photo shoot you can try a casual way of posing by keeping your hands on your friends’ shoulders and telling them to do the same. Make sure that you ask everyone to stand very close together and make their heads lean to one another and towards the camera.
While shooting outdoors, ask your group to lie on the grass in a perfect circle and you can shoot from above.
Here goes a rather fun and rewarding way to click the photo of a small group of people. Place the ‘group leader’ in the front and tell the others to join one by one. Every individual is supposed to stand behind the person before him peeking towards the camera over the shoulder.
To click a rather fun and informal picture of your friends is to make them stand together holding each other’s hands and to add a better taste to it, ask the group to make a jump after a short run. Make sure that everybody is clearly visible.
A unique composition is to shoot group of people in a row. Focus on the first person and the people farther away will be blurred, but they will still agree that the result is very interesting and an unusual one.
Now let us consider some family samples. The most common way to photograph the family members is to make them sit on the couch in the drawing room; this is a creative way for a family shot but can be done with extra finesse.
Another way to shoot family photographs is to make them sit outside. The natural light does very well to capture the warmth and harmony of the family. Just make sure that you shoot the photos from the subject’s level of view.
To add more textures and layers to the photo, make your subjects stand in different lines but do not make it too rigid. You would want a fun flow in the whole scene.