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Large family portrait examples?

 
Trina_F
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Mar 20, 2007 13:17 |  #1

I am doing a outdoor portrait session this afternoon with a family that includes: Mom, Dad, 6 year old girl, 4 year old twin girls and a 2 1/2 year old boy.

Any ideas? Any examples you can show me? I'm simply not finding much online that fits this scenario.

Thanks a bunch!




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Mar 20, 2007 13:21 |  #2
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make triangles, make sure there is a physical connection between each person, avoid having heads ont eh same plane


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Mar 20, 2007 14:14 |  #3

Excellent advice! Thank you!

I remember hearing that before, but had forgotten. I'm so glad you were here to remind me. :)




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Mar 20, 2007 21:16 as a reply to Trina_F's post |  #4

I am by no means a 'great photographer', maybe passable at 'decent'; but here are 2 examples of poses. i shot these for friends, as a 'gift' to them, last summer. Their one son graduated last year, and they wanted some family 'snap-shots'..

Again just examples of poses....

IMAGE: http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r213/joanfstel/SterlingFamily25043.jpg

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Hope it gives some inspiration!!!! Good luck!!!!!

BTW-- Absolutely NO Post-processing!!! (I am sure it shows!!!!!!!)

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Mar 20, 2007 21:20 |  #5

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Mar 20, 2007 21:31 as a reply to awad's post |  #6

Now, THATS a large family!!! Cool!!!!! the connection is the colors, and it works. A nice, common theme... the rolling feel of the field is very calming, as well!!!!


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Mar 20, 2007 23:59 |  #7

Love that shot Awad. Background is completely awesome.


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Mar 21, 2007 05:28 as a reply to milleker's post |  #8

I don't have anything that's outdoors (as you can see, it was in December and it was quite cold outside), but here's one that I thought was successful. It's not magical or especially wonderful, but I was able to get a shot of a quite large family:

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Jun 14, 2008 20:47 as a reply to awad's post |  #9

What lens did you use for this family portrait? It is gorgeous! I am doing a portrait of 9 people this week at 5pm in the shade - I have a rebel XTI and was thinking of renting a 85mm 1.8. What do you think?




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Jun 14, 2008 22:20 |  #10

85 on the xti might be to close if you are needing to use a flash - if it is outside, it might work.


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Jun 15, 2008 01:36 |  #11

Okay, so the best advice I have is to start with one person and then add on.. making sure that the one person you add each time.. 2 ppl equals a great photo by itself, then another, 3 ppl, great pose, photo by itself and if you do that for everyone, this will equal a great photo. Another rule I live by is staggering, theres always an exception, but if you have 3 heads, they should equal a triangle, straight upside down and white not... if that makes any sense, sorry I don't have any examples :\


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