I was allowed to do a photo shoot for the Zuger Kantonalbank last week on Tuesday. A meaningful group photo was on the program.
When arranging the people, I make sure that they stand as close as possible. On the one hand, this ensures that everyone fits into the picture and, on the other hand, creates a better group effect in the photo. With groups, a slight rise to the back or a staircase is helpful to place the back rows well visible. I always try different perspectives to create an exciting photo motif.
In addition to the group itself, the background is especially crucial for a successful group photo. So I chose the staircase in the entrance area of the Zuger Kantonalbank.
In terms of the various setting options, my system camera is best suited for this job. The adjustable parameters, such as aperture, exposure time and ISO value, allow me to better compensate for the prevailing lighting conditions.
For the perfect light I use professional high and monopods in coordination with the cameras and setting angles. With my studio flash system I achieve the best result. I use two Helios 600P with one umbrella each and a large softbox. I position both with an angle of about 45 degrees to the group. The greater the distance, the softer the light on the people. With the Canon 24-105mm lens, I can capture the entire group effortlessly.