I've been presented an opportunity this year to do some group photos for a dance school I am involved with. I've done some studio photography before so I think I have most of it handled (and will have a lot of time to do some practicing before this job [6 months from now]), but my main worry is the size requirement.
The pictures themselves will be taken in the dance studio (so large area, high ceilings, etc), but I am not sure what to use as a background. There will be individual shots for each dancer and that is simple enough if I wanted to use seamless paper roll. My concern is that some classes will have 12-18 dancers, and it will be a tight fit even on a 107" roll.
Has anyone here ran into this sort of problem with team photos? What was your solution? Abandon paper and go with some sort of larger cloth? The floor is very nice (light hardwood), so I suppose another option would be some sort of vertical stand/thing behind the group that wouldn't require them to stand on anything. But I don't have any experience with that sort of thing either.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!