• Whenever possible, face the group towards you so the sun is over your shoulder but high in the sky. It’s best to shoot groups on an overcast day or when the sun is high in the sky and not directly shining into people’s eyes so they don’t squint.

• Try standing on a chair to shoot a large group from above.

• If the group is more that five people, consider making two or more rows so everyone can be seen (and of course, put the shorter people in front)

Adapted from Capture the Light by Steve Meltzer (Lark Books, 2008; $15)