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Old 30th of June 2009 (Tue)   #1
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Default Team Picture Ideas

I am looking for different ideas for taking team photos. I am tired of the "lining the girls up in rows one behind the other" shots. I was wondering if any has any examples of 'different' poses. I am taking pictures for my daughters 9u softball team, but any examples would be great. Thanks
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Old 30th of June 2009 (Tue)   #2
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These were done in a hurry for my team.



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Old 30th of June 2009 (Tue)   #3
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I struggle with this as well. Here are two from this spring that the teams really liked....
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Old 1st of July 2009 (Wed)   #4
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Default Re: Team Picture Ideas

Thanks for the ideas....I like randomness, did you pose them at all or just tell them to do whatever they wanted?
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Old 1st of July 2009 (Wed)   #5
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A little of both. I seldom pose people as I would rather they be natural. I asked them to pick a pose and then moved them so all their faces would be visible. I also changed some of their poses if they were too similar to another pose close to them to keep it "random".
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Really like the uniqueness of these setups. Definitely more interesting that the typical lineup.

Did you bring a ladder with you? setup the camera on a pole of some kind? ... or are you just really really tall?
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Wanting to do something different too.. got allstar pics to do tonight.
The girls already had their "formal" sitting a few weeks back, so i might just
ask them if they want to do something different this time.
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Old 1st of July 2009 (Wed)   #8
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Here's a couple that are a bit "different"










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Here's a couple different ones from two different shoots..I should add that most of this was the girls' ideas. Give your athletes some room for input and be flexible and you might be surprised at what you come up with.










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Here is an example of a basketball team I did
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Default Re: Team Picture Ideas

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Did you bring a ladder with you? setup the camera on a pole of some kind? ... or are you just really really tall?
Both a ladder and I'm 6'4"....

I also really like some of the shots in this thread as well. Thanks for the additional ideas.

I think the key is to do something different with the camera angle, i.e ladder shooting down or on the ground shooting up.
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THanks for the ideas.
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some great ideas here! especially those with a few more numbers in the groups. Nice SS...like them!
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Perfect thread for me as I'm doing a team shoot in a couple of weeks and wanted ideas. My problem is it will be a BIG team, I think over 30 athletes, but some great ideas here.
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