6 Tips for Better Group Photos

By Robyn Wright

The Holiday season is fast approaching and group photos are always a must. But think about how many group photos you have taken that are actually flattering – probably not that many. However, there are a few basics things we can do to get better group photos, even if we are only using a smartphone. Here are six tips to improve those group shots.

1. Focus On Faces
Too often we try to get everyone’s entire body into group shots but in doing so we lose the detail of their faces. Get closer to your group and just worry about including faces rather than full bodies.

2. Take Multiple Shots
There are several apps and programs available that let you merge the best parts from multiple photos into one. It is inevitable when you take group shots that someone will be blinking or frowning resulting in an unflattering look. If you take several shots of your group, you will have the ability to get the best of everyone in the final edited photo. Many smartphone cameras now offer “burst mode,” which automatically takes multiple photos to help you capture the best shot.

3. Elevate Yourself
Try to find a way to get up higher to take the group shot. Look for a mound, steps, or sturdy furniture to stand on. This gives you a different perspective on the group. Plus shots from above are generally more flattering.

4. Action Shots
Go ahead and take the standard picture of everyone looking ahead and smiling but then mix things up a bit. I personally like to have everyone make silly faces for at least one photo. Think about action shots as well, like jumping up in the air.

5. Natural Light Is Best
Outdoor settings generally offer the best lighting. Just make sure you are not in bright sunlight, which can make people squint or cause harsh shadows. If you are inside, try finding a spot next to large windows to let in natural light.

6. Better Backgrounds
While the people are the most important part of a group photo, backgrounds can be important too. If we don’t think about the background, we can end up with a cluttered and distracting setting. Look for simpler backgrounds, like blank walls and other plain backdrops.

Robyn Wright is a social media specialist and blogs on her own blog, RobynsOnlineWorld.com, as well as several other sites. Robyn has a love for family, technology, food and lots of apps!

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