I like taking group shots. They are so fun to play with because you are dealing with more than one person. You can create a lot of interest. Example, one person jumping, kinda weird. Four people jumping, cool.
One thing I especially love about group shots: it is easier for me to capture a feeling of movement because you are working with people who are trying to relate with the people around them as well as the photographer. Candid group shots are precious.
Group shots are also really indicative of the relationship between the people in them. Body language is often more natural because the subjects are posing in relation to each other. Ha. Actually, not always true. If I was really on top of things, I would scan in and post a photo from my high school dance. Most awkward pose with a boy ever. We were so awkard that when the photographer (his mind obviously lacking inspiration after years of posing unfortunate high schoolers in obnoxious dresses and duct tape suits) told my date to put his hands around my waist, we just kind of stood there with my fists resting on top of his fists. Fists. For heaven’s sake. Anyway, maybe you had to be there.
Some people think that high school was the best time of their life. I don’t,