Wedding Workshop Seven | Photographing Group Portraits: Stacking and Feathering for Even Light Coverage
Stacking and Feathering for Even Light Coverage
Stacking lights (placing them next to one another) and feathering them (aiming lights slightly to the side of the subjects as opposed to lighting them directly) will allow you to evenly light a large group, even under the midday sun.
Here is a diagram to demonstrate stacking and feathering:
Here are the key steps for using this technique to photograph a large group: