Family picture advice

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  1. BubblePixel

    BubblePixel TPF Noob!

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    I was asked to do our family pics this year... :confused:

    Wich means 12 people in a garden setting.

    I own very basic equipment (D50 with a 18-55 lens)

    My limited experience so far with people is that when I have 1 subject, I usually don't have any problems but when I have more, I find it difficult to have everyone in focus... What do you think am I doing wrong and what settings do you suggest I use? :blushing:

    I'll take all advice ;)
     
  2. manfromh

    manfromh TPF Noob!

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    I would suggest a tripod and a small aperture.
     
  3. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good tripod, small aperture... For large group pictures, I like to set the tripod elevated higher than normal... a small stool will come in handy.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Make sure the lighting is even...you don't want one person in shade and one person in sunlight. Actually, you don't want anybody in sunlight so if you must do this outside, find a big shady spot.
     
  5. BubblePixel

    BubblePixel TPF Noob!

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    Great advice people!
    Thanks!! :heart:
     

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