Symmetrical Posing: Pros Vs. Cons

When it comes to posing groups, there’s a clear answer in terms of which style (symmetrical vs. editorial) is faster to setup, pose, and get through. The answer? Symmetrical posing is quick, relatively simple, effective for safely capturing group portraits, and works well with both small groups of six or fewer and large groups of 20 or more. So, if symmetrical posing offers so many positive attributes, why would you pose any other way? The short answer? It can be boring. While they get the job done, they will be less visually interesting than editorial-style group poses and will likely not get shared as often on social media. If time is running short, however, symmetrical posing for groups is a go-to. At the end of the day, you’ll need to capture the groups.