Alley in Pisa, Italy

by Lars Kotthoff

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It is so you don't block the faces of the people behind you. Of course, the best way to do this is just sort people based on height, but often group photos are rushed, and you get what you get. People are polite enough to know when they are blocking someone behind them, and they bend down in many different ways. If everyone has grabbed their knees, that's ...


It's because the photographer isn't giving them any helpful feedback, and based on their experience with photography, they think they need to adjust in a certain way to fit the frame, or in this case to make sure people in the back are visible. Of course, the subjects are in totally the wrong position to do this in a useful way except by luck, but it ...


This reminds me of this question: What is a banquet photo?. There is no special technique needed here. Put the group up on the stage and arrange them as you would any other group of people. If the ages range significantly you may need to have chairs for elderly. 75 is a big group and you also have to consider if you want particular people near each ...

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