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Dec 14, 2007 22:29 |  #1

Hello All. I am shotting a friends family tomorrow, 20 in all. I am taking my studio lights of 3 strobes, softboxes, etc. I am feeling pretty good about lighting. I have my wide angle in the bag in case its needed.

My questions are these:

I am wondering waht Fstop will make sure they are all nice and sharp. (F 11 maybe?????)

Also what the best way to pose them is. We are inside of a church so I have the luxary of steps to helpme. Please feel free to post any large family pictures you have done to help!!!

Any other tips for large groups????



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Dec 14, 2007 23:31 |  #2

waht Fstop will make sure they are all nice and sharp.

Tough ? to answer.
Figure out how “deep” the average group, front person to back person, will be. Go to the DOF calculator at…
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… and see how much depth you have at each aperture/shooting distance & try to use the one that corresponds to the depth of your groups.

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Dec 15, 2007 08:22 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #3

I know this shot's lighting is flat, their heads are all lined up, blah blah blah, but it was shot at F/8 and illustrates that knowing a recommend F stop won't help you. You need to know the distance from your subject and your focal length to figure out which F stop will give you adequate DOF.

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