When assembling your subjects for a group portrait, avoid stiff poses. Inspire your subjects to have fun.
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There's usually at least one (or several) live wire in every group, and a good way to get a funny picture is to put him or her in charge of organizing the shot.
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If you're forced to work in harsh sunlight where shadows are obscuring faces, use the flash-fill mode of your built-in flash to open dark spots.
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