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Shooting 17 children in a home

 
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Oct 31, 2008 04:57 |  #1

Hi,
I have a shoot where I'll be shooting 17 children ranging in ages from 5 months to 14 years old, with two proud grandparents in the middle. Because of the numbers of children, I am hoping to have them in three rows - back row standing, middle row sitting on chairs, and front row sitting on cushions. Other than that - does anyone have any examples of setups like that?

I'll be lighting with my studio lights with two brollies.

This was a rush job, only organised last night, and will be on Sunday, so any help would be much appreciated :).


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Oct 31, 2008 08:29 |  #2

While I can't provide any experienced wisdom, I can give you a few other threads to check out:

and finally... Photographing Groups (PDF) (external link)

These are just a few of many threads on POTN. Just do a search for "posing large group" and start reading!

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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Oct 31, 2008 08:48 |  #3

Thanks so much Chip - that was a great group of links. I think a Toogy won't be practical indoors, as I don't think there will be enough space, but it was interesting to see. As there are so many people, and almost all children, I'll build it up starting with the grandparents, and then add the children descending in age - the oldest in the back row, with the tallest in the middle so I'll have 4 in the back row, grandparents each holding a baby so 8 in total in the middle row, and then 5 in the front, which I'm hoping will give a nice shape.


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Oct 31, 2008 16:09 |  #4
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On any other forum, this thread title would be extremely disturbing.


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Nov 01, 2008 06:01 |  #5

OdiN1701 wrote in post #6599831 (external link)
On any other forum, this thread title would be extremely disturbing.

So true. Photographers can do the most and get away with it!




  
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Nov 03, 2008 03:41 |  #6

Lol - well, the shoot went well. It started badly, as I left one of my brollies at home, so instead, had the keylight point up at the ceiling, to my left, and the fill white shoot through brollie to my right, and the light was good.

The next problem was that I planned to have six chairs in the middle row, but there was only space for five, but the kids (and their parents) were really well behaved, and a pleasure to shoot.

It didn't feel like there were 17 kids there - certainly it was no more difficult than shooting 3 or 4 uncooperative kids!


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