Single Light Bounce for Large Groups

Because light requires a suitable substrate to “bounce” off, this technique is most often used indoors, although there are exceptions. Essentially, the environment around the scene will be used to light the scene, whether it be a neutral color ceiling or wall. Light modifiers can also be used to bounce light for outdoor (or certain indoor) scenarios. In the case that there is sunlight coming in from outdoors, ensure that you match light direction when adding light to the scene.

Here are the key steps for using this technique to photograph a large group:

Here is a diagram to further demonstrate single light bouncing for large groups: