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    Family Pics

    Hi All,

    I have been asked to do a family shoot for my friend, as I am new to this I would like if any of you could give me some tips, and where any good locations are for the shoot, and what settings is more appropitate to use, I am planning an outdoor family shoot..any ideas would be muchly appreciated...I want them to tunr out good for them, as they are leaving to go back home to the UK..

    thanks for you time

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    Avoid shooting in the middle of the day, morning and afternoon are best when the sun is diffused through the atmosphere.

    Settings vary by lighting conditions, but the rule of thumb is 4 people in shot you want to use at least f4, 5 people f5.6 etc

    try to get them not to wear white as it tends to blow out...I usually advise them not to wear matching clothes but to co-ordinate although they dont always listen,.

    If they are little kids and run around alot, use back-button focus instead of shutter focus, its much more accurate.

    Thats all I can think of
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    thanks emma...and back button ive never heard off, is there a setting i can used for this, or is there a button somewhere on my camera, sorry for sounding so dumb, but as i said im new to this

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    Don't do anything new that you've never tried

    Find a playground in shade so there is plenty of set pieces for kids to play on and shade so the light is ok.
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    thanks kiwi..

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    Tamika it depends on what camera you have, but as Kiwi said, if you havent heard of it, then its best to stick to what you know.

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    yeah, i dont think there is a button or what not for that on my camera, I will just play around and hope for the best

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