(3) For a group of 8 to 12 people, you may only need a few chairs.
If the group is large (20 or more people), then you may need a method to
raise the third, fourth, and additional rows so they can be clearly seen.
You could use steps, bleachers, a hillside, or a terrace. You also may need
to know the military ranks, and if there are civilians, who is the senior.
You will want to follow military rules and customs and place people front
and center according to rank and importance.
Figure 2-1 illustrates a
formal group photo.
Formal group photo
(4) Be professional!
Arrive at the job site early and ensure the
physical arrangements are correct.
Measure off approximate position of
subject placement and have your camera position marked also. You may find
that the use of a tripod makes these jobs a lot easier.
c. Posing. You can ensure a better view of each individual in a large
group by staggering the number in each two.