Simple Step-by-Step Guide for Symmetrical Posing

Here’s a quick step-by-step guide to setting up and executing symmetrical (aka traditional) group poses:

  1. Pre-light/expose
  2. Primary subjects in the center (couple/v-up pose)
  3. Balance each side (even/odd)
  4. Chest of outer subjects toward center
  5. Slight overlap of subjects (not more than 20-30%)
  6. Create touchpoints
  7. Watch height/balance
  8. Adjust positions/re-balance
  9. Direct for look, shoot
  10. Change look/repeat