Join Natalie Fobes for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking a portrait of a business group, part of Family and Group Portraiture.
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The group from the fast business portrait has come back.…I'm going to take a picture of their entire team this time.…They've given me a little bit more time which is good because with six people,…it will take more time than with three.…Now I've changed out the lights just a little bit.…I want it to be a little bit more even so that I have nice light on…everyone's face.…With six people, you have to be a little bit more conservative in your lighting.…Natalie Fobes: Well thanks for coming again, nice to see you!…And I understand we're going to do a little bit more casual portrait…of your team.…
So why don't we come on in.…We're going to do it in the same location to kind of keep the consistency.…So I'm using the same setup as before.…I'm not on a tripod and I'm using my 24 -105 because I want to be able to have…the choice of focal length during the time that I'm shooting the portrait.…Natalie Fobes: Art, Beth and Stephanie why don't you come here and sit right down here?…Art we'll put you in the foreground again. Beth: Okay, Sit right on that?…
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.