Introduction: What Is Our Purpose & Our Goals In This Course?

Welcome to Photographing Group Portraits, the 7th course in the Wedding Workshop Series! Our mission remains the same as it did throughout this series: to create consistently incredible images, but this time with a focus on group portraiture. We want to create formal portraits that sell product and brands without you having to do extra work in marketing or advertising your business.

Purpose & Goals

  • Be a Director
  • Artistry/Opportunity
  • Revenue/Wall Art
  • Social Share-Ability
  • Direct Marketing

This course is designed to incorporate a lot of the same concepts we’ve discussed in this series but on a magnified scale. In Photographing the Bride/Groom we covered posing to an extensive level, but this course will dive into the nitty gritty and dynamics involved with group posing.

Chapter One

  • 1.1 Wedding Workshop 7: Photographing Groups | Trailer
  • 1.2 Introduction: What Is Our Purpose & Our Goals In This Course?
  • 1.3 Pain Points For Group Portraiture
  • 1.4 Scouting & Prepping For Group Pictures
  • 1.5 Gear Guide For Group Portraits
  • 1.6 Assignment: Submit Your Best Group Portrait
  • 1.7 Chapter One Quiz
  • Chapter Two

  • 2.1 Being A Technical Artist vs. Being a Human Artist
  • 2.2 Presence & Charisma When Working With Groups
  • 2.3 Over vs. Under Communication
  • 2.4 Communication Supercut
  • 2.5 Assignment: What Communication Challenges Have You Faced?
  • 2.6 Chapter Two Quiz
  • Chapter Three

  • 3.1 Groups Equal All The Same Times Ten
  • 3.2 Foundation Posing
  • 3.3 Touchpoints
  • 3.4 Head Angle
  • 3.5 Overlap Vs. Spacing
  • 3.6 Mirroring Vs. Varied Hand Pose Placement
  • 3.7 One Setup, Multiple Expressions
  • 3.8 Visual Interest Guide
  • 3.9 Assignment: Spacing/Overlap In Group Posing
  • 3.10 Chapter Three Quiz
  • Chapter Four

  • 4.1 Symmetrical Posing: Pros Vs. Cons
  • 4.2 Simple Step-by-Step Guide for Symmetrical Posing
  • 4.3 Large Group Considerations
  • 4.4 Assignment: Large Group Portraits
  • 4.5 Chapter Four Quiz
  • Chapter Five

  • 5.1 Editorial Posing
  • 5.2 Simple Stey-By-Step Guide For Editorial Posing
  • 5.3 Large Group Editorial Considerations
  • 5.4 Assignment: Editorial Group Pose
  • 5.5 Chapter Five Quiz
  • Chapter Six

  • 6.1 Lighting Guides + Case Studies
  • 6.2 Stacking and Feathering for Even Light Coverage
  • 6.3 Single Light Feathering
  • 6.4 Overpower That Dappled Direct Garbage Sunlight
  • 6.5 Filling and Refining Natural Light, Part 1
  • 6.6 Filling and Refining Natural Light, Part 2
  • 6.7 Light Compositing for Effect and Large Groups
  • 6.8 Single Light Bounce for Large Groups
  • 6.9 Diffused Single Light for Large Groups
  • 6.10 Bounce to Refine Natural Light
  • 6.11 Makeshift Bounce without Ceiling Walls
  • 6.12 Assignment: Stacked or Single Light Feathering
  • 6.13 Chapter Six Quiz
  • Chapter Seven

  • 7.1 Journalism & Creativity - Forget the Technical & Look for the...
  • 7.2 Motion-Driven Concepts
  • 7.3 Tilt-Shift
  • 7.4 Using Depth And Layers
  • 7.5 The Collapse
  • 7.6 Wedding Party Cliches
  • 7.7 Assignment: Wedding Party Cliches
  • 7.8 Chapter Seven Quiz
  • Chapter Eight

  • 8.1 Constructive Critique For Group Portraits
  • 8.2 Assignment: Submit Group Portraits for Critique and Provide...
  • Chapter Nine

  • 9.1 General Post-Production Techniques For Group Portraiture
  • 9.2 Simple Light And Background Compositing
  • 9.3 Assignment: Create A Group Portrait Composite
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