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Photograph by Bill McIntosh. 46 • GROUP PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK This is an extremely well-posed and lighted three-quarter-length portrait by Ray Prevost. Ordinarily, you would not photograph a couple from below chin height because you would exaggerate the width of the chin and show the skin on the neck. However, because of the soft core of spot lighting from above, the area under the chins is in full shadow. The photographer also used a long enough lens so that perspective appears normal.
The purple flowers flow around the subjects, embracing them. And in the tall grass, you can see the traces of other curving trail lines above and below the group. All of these elements serve to enhance an already fine portrait. Photograph by Gary Fagan. COMPOSITION • 57 You might say this breaks the rule about groups. This group is in a straight line. None of the shoulders are turned; all face the camera. But what else is happening in this portrait? A wide sweeping S pattern follows the group from the rear of the composition, forcing your eye to follow the line and stop and examine each face in the group.
If using a 110 to 150mm is recommended. “normal” focal length lens (50mm in 35mm format, 75 1 It should be noted that, depending on the lens focal- to 90mm in the medium formats), you have to move too length factor, some of your normal lenses may become close to the subject to attain an adequate image size, the equivalent of short telephotos when used on your thereby altering the perspective. This proximity to the DSLR. Additionally, some of your wide-angle lenses will subject exaggerates subject features—noses appear elon- not be effectively as wide.