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This is my first attempt of balancing the photo of all of the wedding guests on one group portrait. Would love CC on how do you feel I... (show more)
Exif Data
  • Sigma Art 85mm
  • f/6.3
  • 85mm
  • 1/200 seconds
  • 400

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  1. A
    Photography Rogue

    I like the shot, the expressions are great, it is not easy to capture a group portrait in a way that everyone (or most of the people) smile or have otherwise “acceptable” expression. :) I would definitely try to balance the composition in a way where the big door and the whole structure behind is centered.

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  2. Photography Rogue

    You can also “close” the edges of the frame a little bit, make them darker so that all the attention goes to people.

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  3. B
    Photography Rogue

    The true magic, however, comes to a composition of guests. I do not know who is who, but bride and groom should have the best place in the show (or row). They are either of a small stature or they sit too low. The young lady on the right shines much more than a bride, avoid that, in fact, she looks like a bride herself. She sits beautifully, has enough space around her, it makes her pop with combination with her natural beauty, the dress, and the smile. I guess the big man standing over the groom is his dad. His hand on his son’s shoulder might be a gesture of love yet at the same time it shows dominance, not support. It would show support when they stood side by side. So generally if you want the bride and groom to sit, make a space for them, royal enough, and do not let anyone express no other than supportive pose or gesture. The way they stand shows how much pressure is on the young couple, especially on the man. You can help them stand out, and feel like a royal pair even if it is a family or other group photo. 

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