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Posing Siblings

Natalie Fox , Sep 06, 2010; 09:01 p.m.

I'm going to be photographing four siblings (3 boys and 1 girl, ages 11, 17, 20 and 21), they're doing it as a present for their parents. Any ideas on different ways of posing them?

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Andy Britt , Sep 07, 2010; 10:43 a.m.

With four, you can never go wrong with a dimond configuration. Are these going t be in studio, or outdoor? If outdoors, a short wall, or fence is a good way to pose groups with some natural looking stagering. Maybe go with an oval formation with their heads. The the boys sitting in a field just about twilight in a pyramid design, with the girl laying infront works well to for a more formal outdoor shot.
Indoors, I would use two stools placed tandom and make a diamond formation.
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Natalie Fox , Sep 07, 2010; 11:21 a.m.

Thanks Andy! Those are great ideas thank you so much. The pictures are going to be outdoors in a park. I'm also wondering how to get some candid shots after I do the more formal poses.

Luc Welch , Sep 07, 2010; 03:31 p.m.

You can also line them up against a fence or a wall, say from tallest to shortest or oldest to youngest, and shoot from an angle so that one is closest to you and then the others form a nice line to the back corner of the image. Hope I explained that well enough.

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