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    What 'F' stops should i use to take a group photo? Let say 30 PAX....

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon93 View Post
    What 'F' stops should i use to take a group photo? Let say 30 PAX....
    That depends on your
    • Distance from the group
    • The Focal length of your lens


    My guess would be F8-F11?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon93 View Post
    What 'F' stops should i use to take a group photo? Let say 30 PAX....
    Wrong forum.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419033

    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Here's my take.

    If you're not a strobist kind with at least 1 umbrella, diy a bounce card from www.abetterbouncecard.com.

    If they are standing in line with your plane of focus:
    For single row, use f/4 - 5.6
    For double row, use f/5.6
    For triple row, use f/8
    For anything larger than that, find a higher spot where you are above the group and shoot f/8 - f/11

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    Default Re: What f/ ????

    If there are two rows of people, which row should the camera focus on?

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    Normally group photo will have 3 rows.
    Focus about 1/3 depth beyond 1st row instead of the face.
    I use f11 to get more in focus

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    If there are two rows of people, which row should the camera focus on?
    Good question. I'd probably focus on the front row, manually adjust (or not at all) so that the focus is a bit to the back, and shoot at f/5.6.
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