I was asked to take a group picture of one of our teams, one of the guys, Florian, is leaving the company at the end of the week. The LT Tech team is a very small and very connected team, every loss is clearly a big deal (as it should be in any good team!).
If you take a more dedicated approach to a group picture there are a lot of factors to deal with, and to be honest it was a first for me, so I was a bit nervous to get everything right, more to my own expectations than anything else – normally the photographed group is happy with a lot more things where you might be more critical.
The sky was quite bright, it was lunch time, and we wanted to keep the buildings in the back since it has a tradition for our group photos. I placed a 430EXII on the left and right side each, in 45° angles upwards and sideways, both with omni bounce diffusors and on normal ETTL. In the end it was a shot from below, of a series of four photos in three you always had someone blinking.
For my first group picture I am happy with the result, but there is still a lot to learn and do better.
P.S.: Florian is 3rd from the right, all black