22 Person Family Portrait and this is all I got.......

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  1. RowmyF

    RowmyF TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone :)

    I have a D50 and both the 18-55mm and 50mm 1.8 lenses ...I have to make the best out of it to do a 22 person family portrait. I'm going to be doing it outdoors in a large open area.

    It also has to be done mid-day. I live in Miami Beach and it's supposed to be a partly cloudy day (I'm hoping for that). I will be doing the shoot outdoors in an open area with direct sunlight with the bay as the background.

    Using my 50mm lens, what would you recommend I keep the settings on the camera at? And any suggestions that could help me out?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. oldnavy170

    oldnavy170 TPF Noob!

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    I would recommend a small ladder to stand on so that you are up higher then the rest of the group and it helps to get everyone in the shot.
     
  3. Sideburns

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    ditto about the ladder.

    However, we can't really give you settings....

    Personally I'd use the 18-55 cause with the 50 you're gonna have to move back quite a bit.

    Wide angle taht sucker, and see what you can do (not too much though, cause it'll distort everyone.)

    If you ahve lots of room, do it....but I dono.

    Meter off of a graycard and then AE lock it...or set it to manual.

    (I'm assuming you know how to meter and know what a gray card is)
     
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    also youd have less of a sun glare from a little higher that the people.
     

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