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500 Poses for Photographing Group Portraits is a source book full of images for photographers to draw inspiration from.
There is a small forward at the front, which explains that the book is meant to act as a 'springboard' for posing ideas. Thinking of ways to pose large groups of people can be a challenge, and the book provides plenty of ideas for you to implement.
It is split into sections of different group sizes, and goes from just two people right up to fifteen plus, so no matter what function or event you are photographing, the book will provide you with some ideas for posing. Included are images for weddings, casual family portraits, mother and children portraits, and loads more.
At the end of the 500 pictures, there is an appendix of posing fundamentals, so you can pick up the basics needed for good group portraits. Included are different facial views, shoulders, head positioning, arm positioning, leg positioning and building groups.
Overall, this book is great for ideas of portrait poses, but a few more words on technique to accompany the images would be nice.