Sunday, March 16, 2014

group [shots]

in a world filled with oddly angled, out of focused, and badly cropped group "selfies", i'm still a fan of the well composed group shot.  one thing i've been trying to do more of, to the annoyance of my friends, is take more of them.  there's just something intriguing about them.  looking back over pictures i've taken the last couple of years, i always find myself enjoying the "group shots" a little more. 

trying to figure out exactly why i enjoy taking group shot, i've narrowed it down to two reasons. first, group shots tend to happen when you and your friends are enjoying an activity or event.  seeing multiple smiling faces in a picture always takes me back to that time and place.  next, they're extremely hard to organize and take.  the more people in them, the more people you have to ask to stop what they're doing, get up, move, and smile for a picture.  also, the timing for the photo, i learned you have about 10 to 15 seconds to get everyone moved and organized before people start to get annoyed.  assuming you can get everyone placed, the lighting is good and everyone fits in the frame, it really is worth it.

here are a couple of group shots of my friends, that will forever remind me of st. patricks day 2014.

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