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    Default need advice on the group photos taking

    Hi guys, newbie here with Canon 500D, 18-55mm kit lens, no external flash installed.
    need some advice on taking photos of a group of people during day and night, what are the setting need to get the best quality.

    really thanks in advance for the advice given.

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    Default Re: need advice on the group photos taking

    No fixed settings.

    Just make sure to control the DoF so that everyone is in focus.

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    Default Re: need advice on the group photos taking

    f8, and be there.

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    Default Re: need advice on the group photos taking

    Please remember that you should SEARCH before starting a new thread. A simple search for "advice on group photos" resulted in:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Please remember that you should SEARCH before starting a new thread. ....
    I have a constructive suggestion.

    You know, I am just wondering in my mind....
    Without pointing fingers nor causing any undue distress to new members, I wonder if it is
    technically possible for the Admin to programme it such that for newbies, for the first
    10-20 (arbitrary) posts that they post, CS will automatically pop-up a big pop-up box on the screen to remind them:
    "Are you asking a question? If so, have you done a SEARCH on CS before you post?"

    I am sure this would drastically reduce the strain on hard-working Senior Members .... lol.
    But seriously, maybe this could work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    I have a constructive suggestion.

    You know, I am just wondering in my mind....
    Without pointing fingers nor causing any undue distress to new members, I wonder if it is
    technically possible for the Admin to programme it such that for newbies, for the first
    10-20 (arbitrary) posts that they post, CS will automatically pop-up a big pop-up box on the screen to remind them:
    "Are you asking a question? If so, have you done a SEARCH on CS before you post?"

    I am sure this would drastically reduce the strain on hard-working Senior Members .... lol.
    But seriously, maybe this could work.
    I actually saw other forums where, when you enter a thread title, it runs a mini-search for "similar topics" so you can just select from there first
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    Default Re: need advice on the group photos taking

    best quality, simple....just position them where there is lots of light or squeeze them tight tight.

    The brighter it is, possible to use F/16 + 1/125 which should be able to freeze the moment to a point most people will consider very sharp.

    Since you dont have the gear, you have to really look for ideal places to take the group photos.
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    Default Re: need advice on the group photos taking

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I actually saw other forums where, when you enter a thread title, it runs a mini-search for "similar topics" so you can just select from there first
    Hey, now that is a really good algorithm.
    Sincerely, if CS can be programmed in ways similar to this, then it would be something like Google nowadays - type in something into a new thread title, and CS will pop up something to lead the Newbie into the respective threads.

    ... and you and I will have lesser post-counts per day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    ... and you and I will have lesser post-counts per day...
    LOL

    don't really care about post-counts anyway.
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    Default Re: need advice on the group photos taking

    Hi,

    if taking group photos indoors, i would advice to use an external flash and bounce it against ceiling.

    as usual, the standard things to watch out for: make sure everyone eyes open, looking at you, no one chopped off etc.
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