Photography Tip: Taking Better Group Photos - Get Handsy || The Authentic Portrait

Hey get your mind out of the gutter! Not that kind of handsy. 

One of the easiest things to do to take better photos is to have people get really close and put their arms around each other. The physical contact brings warmth into the photo. 

1/800 sec at f / 2.0, ISO 400

1/800 sec at f / 2.0, ISO 400

So grab your friends arm or put your arm around them. Get cosy and close! It always makes for a better photo! 


This is just one of the solid, easy to implement tips and tricks for photography that I talk about in The Authentic Portrait: A Parent’s guide to Documenting Childhood, an ebook perfect for anyone who want to learn the basics of photography and improve their photos without spending hours and hours taking classes. Find out more here!

Share your group photos with me over on Instagram in #TheAuthenticPortrait series, a series for learning and growing in photography.  Don’t forget to tag your photos with #TheAuthenticPortrait!