Photographer Scott Robert Lim recently did a video tutorial with creativeLive on posing groups for a photo–and it’s probably one of the best tutorials I’ve seen. What Scott is really emphasizing is micro-managements and people skills; but he cites that he’s had lots of experience with arranging elements on paper and so he applies those skills to photography.
As far as technicalities go, he talks about finding even lighting–which is what we say for portraiture all the time when it comes to shooting outdoors. Even lighting will make it easier to get a better photo with more details clearly being visible. Scott adds a bit of fill flash and also uses the longest lens possible–which means that he’s probably backing up quite a distance away from the subjects.
But beyond that, he also talks about keeping everyone’s attention. It’s tough work but possible.
Check out creativeLive’s video after the jump.