35mm 1.4 L for group of 10

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    Hi friends!

    Someone ask me if I want to shoot a family of 10 persons. I only have my lovely 35mm L on 5dmkii.... Will it be wide enough? Its finally one of my first paid jobs so can't make any mistakes.

    Hope you can give me some advice.

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    That really depends on the venue and how you pose them, but in general, it should be sufficiently wide.
     
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    Thanks for your reply Tirediron!
     
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    how are they spaced and how far back can you get?
     
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    Yeah... just back up. You're not in an 8'x8' room right?
     
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    What will you be using for lighting?
    Light direction and quality should be an important consideration.

    Using that short a focal length, 35 mm, the family members in the middle of the frame will probably appear a bit bigger than the family members near the sides of the frame.

    For a 10 member family shot I'd probably use a 135 mm prime lens.
     

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