I've been approached to do a group photo and individual photos of approximately 9 high school senior orchestra players. They want to provide a photo to each senior as a gift and then present a group shot to the conductor as a thank you gift.
We will set up in the performing arts theater on stage (beautiful facility). I will be able to bring studio lighting. For the group shot, I think I'll just arrange them in a half circle and have them play something and try to get a shot where I have all faces. For the individual, I don't know if I should pose them or try to capture a shot in action? If I were to pose them, do I have them look at the camera and smile with violin, cello, bass in position?
Anyone done something like this and have an example of what they did?