So attached is a picture I took of a large pre-prom party. Although this wasn't a paid job, as I took these pictures for friends. But the mother of one of the girls in this picture as well as the owner of the house was absolutely intent on setting up the group shot this way. Which might I add was across a 40' long pool. I was much more in tune to shooting across the pool which was about 20'. But I just feel that if I would have been paid to photograph this, I don't know how I would have pursuaded the client otherwise. So I guess my real question is two-fold. How to deal with clients when they insist on setting up a portrait setting even when you urge that it would look better in a different setting. I have "paid" pre-prom coming up in a few weeks, so this was a good trial run. I'm also going to have an assistant to make sure eveyones in order as well as looking at my camera for a few select shots and not staring into lala land . This next prom will be right around the same amount of people...and suggestions on getting the large shot?