Tips for Non-Traditional Family / Group Portraits

Tips for Non-Traditional Family / Group Portraits

  1. Cheryl Jacobs

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    Great article Cheryl! I must admit dreading the family shots slightly...I will try the face-to-face technique next time.
    Thank you!
    -Sarah
     
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    It's a wonderful article, Cheryl. I'm glad that you submitted it.
     
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    Chazzy, thanks for suggesting I submit it as an article.
     
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    Very well written Cheryl and sounds like good advice. An article is an excellent idea.
     
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    Very good article.

    Simples and I am sure very efficient tricks
     
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    Hi Cheryl, very interesting and informative article. I haven't taken any group pictures for a while but will give it a try at the next opportunity.

    Thank you.
     
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    Great article with some simple must-try tips.
     
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    Excellent article; very useful. Should be required reading for everyone that takes those lousy pictures of their kids that are now sent out as holiday cards.
    I assume that digital cameras must have a "family picture mode".
     
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    Great article and tips, thanks.
     
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    Great article.
     
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    Excellent approach to getting great interaction. Can't wait to try it.
     
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    I love the 'family grabbings' and 'let em marinate'.

    Excellent article!
     
  14. Cheryl Jacobs

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    Thanks to all. I hope you get a chance to put this article to use!

    - CJ
     
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    Thanks Cheryl! During the holidays I had to do few family portraits...ranging from 2 people to about 20! Your tips will really come in handy for next December! :smile:
     
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    Thanks Cheryl. I'm taking a portrait class this semester - struggling to get a lot of different things to come together. I have lined up my family for some school studio time though, and I am going to incorporate your articles ideas. If nothing else, "documenting one relationship" will make a big difference for me in my approach to taking portraits. Thanks again.