How to pose a group:
Recently I have been told I have a unique way of posing groups. I like putting people on the floor when posing groups. I’m not sure why this is. Regardless of the size or age range your going on the ground.
I don’t know where this comes from. Perhaps it’s from my working in small studio rooms (with the exception of my State College days) or from working in church directories and trying to fit LARGE Catholic families (Think the Dugger family) onto a 4ft. wide background. 🙂 I LOVE putting families on the floor because it feels like a big old snuggle. By placing everyone on the floor not only physically brings your group together but it gives this feeling of love and connection because everyone is touching one way or the other. (sometime whether they want to or not)
Here are the basic photographic rules when posing a group.
Rule # 1: Whomever the group centers around goes in the middle.(IE:Dad,Mom,Grandma, etc.)
For example here is a portrait I did recently of a rather large group. There are six women here. Mom is placed in the middle with her oldest and youngest daughters on either shoulder.
Here is another example..