Couples and Groups

Couples and Groups

If you want to capture two or more people in a single photo, you need to follow a few basic rules. This chapter introduces the most important standard setups, and shows you how to use them creatively to successfully capture everything from loving couples to photos of a rock band.

Lighting Design

As soon as you put multiple subjects in the frame, you have to adjust your lighting setup so that they are all adequately and effectively lit. This usually requires the use of large light shapers and/or greater distances between the subjects and the light source. This isn’t so much of a problem for shots of couples, as they usually pose close to one another. You nevertheless have to be make sure that one partner ...

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