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Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous by Brian Smith

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Chapter 10. Group Portraits Without Formality

Whenever you bring people together for a group portrait, you’ll need to combat their conditioned motor reflex to line up shoulder to shoulder like a class photo. To loosen up your subjects, start by paying attention to everyone in the photograph so each person feels involved in the process.

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THE HOGANSPhotographed in Clearwater, Florida for People

When The Hogans reality show debuted, People magazine sent me out to shoot a profile of the Hogans at home. We’d knocked out a few shots of the couple and their kids around the house, and then I asked to do a group portrait. The family agreed and decided to ...

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