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Any tips for my first familyshoot with 15 people tomorrow ?

 
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Oct 19, 2018 05:43 |  #1

This weekend i'm going to do my first familyshoot with 15 people
Grandpa/grandma
2 couples with 2 children of +-18yo (and 1 girlfriend)
1 couple with 2 younger children of 5-7yo

Gear:
It's in the woods, so there is space, which lenses would you use from my gear signature?
I would like to work with my Sigma 50 f1.4 Art (maybe for everything - groupshot & couples), or possibly my 24-70 2.8L

Light :
For the group shot an aperture between f4-f8 so that everyone is definitely sharp ?
To lighten the group a have Godox 47" Octagon softbox + grid and a smaller 24" Collapsible Silver Beautydish + grid.
Would you use both of them and put one left & one right in their direction ?

Poses :
There are many pictures online when I search on family portraits.
Are there any well known photographers (on this forum or online) that have great examples?


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Modifiers: 60cm Collapsible Silver Beautydish + grid | Godox 120cm Octagon softbox + grid + Speedlite Flash bender
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Oct 25, 2018 20:17 |  #2

With that much space I would shoot everything with the 70-200 F2.8....the bokeh with that lens along with the versatility to just zoom in and out for groups and singles makes it a simple choice, for me anyway. My second choice would be the 24-70. Make sure to post your results so we can see them!


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Oct 26, 2018 00:00 |  #3

Go ahead and backup. 200mm and f8 or higher depending on how narrow of a plane you can successfully pose them on.




  
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Oct 26, 2018 07:02 |  #4

^^^^


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Nov 03, 2018 23:29 |  #5

CanonYouCan wrote in post #18732032 (external link)
This weekend i'm going to do my first familyshoot with 15 people

How did the family shoot go?


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