Join Natalie Fobes for an in-depth discussion in this video Goodbye, part of Exploring Photography: Family and Group Portraiture.
In this course I've shared tips and techniques that I've learned over my career.…Now it's your turn.…The main thing to remember when shooting group shots is that you are the…one in control.…You make all the decisions about location, lighting, and poses.…And don't worry,…it gets a little bit easier with experience.…So good luck and good shooting!…
The course discusses how to plan for a portrait photo shoot and how to make stylistic decisions regarding props, clothing, and makeup. Next, the course reviews the essentials of posing women and men, starting with a single subject, moving on to a couple, and then working up to large groups. The course also demonstrates how to pose and compose a group portrait in ways that highlight the relationships between group members, whether they're family members or business colleagues. Lastly, to illustrate the time constraints photographers often face, Natalie works against the clock to shoot a group of people she's never met.
The course also covers various postprocessing techniques geared specifically for portraiture, such as working with wrinkles and skin textures.