Tip of the Day – The group shot

Tip of the Day – The group shot

Ah, that elusive but all important group photo. I find that clients usually say “oh we really don’t mind if you don’t get a group shot, it would be impossible surely!” but secretly a group shot is something most owners absolutely love to have. How about scoring bonus points with the client be creating something they thought would be impossible? I always go out of my way to ensure I get a group shot, whatever it takes!

Jaspah, Bunji, and Pippa were certainly not all sitting perfectly, looking at the camera in real life. I actually photographed them separately (keeping a few critical things in mind) and then merged the images together in Photoshop.

Yes, it’s cheating, but in the best way (and for the best reason) possible!

The full start-to-finish editing process for creating this group shot merge is covered in a 43-minute video tutorial in Episode 10 of RealShoots. There’s so many handy hints and techniques – in both Lightroom and Photoshop – that go towards the successful creation of this image and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 145mm, ISO 1600, 1/640 sec, ƒ/4

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