Capture the holiday spirit with these 5 must-have group pictures. Learn how to expertly take memorable shots that truly reflect the joy of the season.
Family holiday? Yes!
Family pictures? Not so much!
Say you had an amazing trip. And even though you’re home, it doesn’t mean you’re ready to face the daily grind. To put off unpacking—and a gazillion other things—you start flipping through your vacation photos.
But what’s this? What have you got to show for the fun trip you took with the fam? Well, let’s say you’ve managed to capture random pictures, out-of-frame poses, snaps ruined by bad lighting, and so on. Photos you can’t use to show off on social media or ones that won’t look very nice in an album.
Where’s the fun-filled story that you and your loved ones actually lived? What happened to the key moments of your trip? How are you to preserve those moments with your fam? Or, cherish them a few months or years down the road?
That’s what we’re all about today! Inside, you’ll find everything on group photo ideas, including the best poses and expert tips on how to snap perfect pictures while also enjoying your time together!
These are shots that must not be missed. So, even if you don’t try any other group picture ideas, try to capture these while vacationing with the fam:
Try to get your kids to actually hold a pose for longer than two seconds. They’re more likely to start fidgeting or teasing each other. And that’s what being a kid’s all about. However, it does make taking great family photos a tad more challenging.
So, what do you do? Give up getting a decent picture with all y’all in it? Nope! Stop running after the results you’ll only get from a staged picture. Instead, manage the variables, such as setting, time of day, your own—and your partner’s—pose.
Next, bring in the kids, and let them be their natural, naughty selves. You’ll be surprised at how beautiful the results of such candid shots can be!
You’ve spent your hard-earned cash on a vacation at a specific place. Why not flaunt the location in your holiday family pictures?
If you’re new to that part of the world, build a list of the following spots where you can shoot:
Looking for tips to let you tailor your photos with the hues of your surroundings? Get them here!
So, a backlit or silhouette picture can be your artful take when it comes to unique group photo ideas. You’ll love the glowing and thoughtful-looking shots that emerge. While you’ll all be full-shadow, the radiant sky behind will serve as the perfect backdrop.
All of you will be standing in front of the rising/setting sun. And since it requires natural lighting, you should snap this picture during the golden hour for best results—just before sunset or after sunrise.
Of course, you can keep the photos as is, use a dramatic filter to emphasize the contrast between ambient light and your family, or go grayscale.
P.S. Remember, post-editing your photos can help you tell a better, more cohesive story of your travels.
Sometimes, small gestures can speak volumes. This particular pose embodies and evokes a similar feeling. Our hands are an important part of us. We use them to express our love for our family with gestures like hugs. So, when all your family members pose with just their hands in the frame, the love you have for each is easy to see.
When trying this pose, arrange it so your hands fill the frame, focusing on holding on to each other. Use a lower aperture number to give the photo a dreamy look. Since a lower number = a wider aperture, the background will slip away while the focus of the photo will be your entwined hands.
Everyone’s going to want to hold on to this photo once you immortalize this moment. So, why not share it?
Funnily enough, the best reactions that make for happy holiday pictures are natural ones! So, keep your camera ready while playing games, taking rides, telling stories, and during any other moment you spend with your family. And you’ll definitely end up with something beautiful.
Keep in mind that not everything has to be pretty. Don’t worry about perfection. Instead, take shots while at the hotel, or while getting ready to go on an adventure. Those preps can turn into some funny holiday pictures and memorable shots!
Family memories are priceless and precious. You wouldn’t lose them, sure. But you may also want to have something that triggers those good memories down the road - so make collages, get prints, or ask other members to show you the ones they captured.
The problem with that is importing pictures from wherever you—and those others—have stored them can be a headache! What’s more, it can be a nightmare for the less tech-savvy members of your clan.
So, if you don’t want the photographs languishing in someone’s inbox or laptop, use DropEvent for easy, on-the-go, bulk, and quick sharing. All it’d take is a QR code or a link, and you can all pool your snaps in one place.
You’ll be taking pictures featuring your beautiful surroundings. You’ll also capture the must-have family poses we’ve mentioned above. So, what else do you need to know before you can start making and recording awesome memories?
How about these very important tips:
You don’t want to capture a great moment only to realize that the lighting wasn’t good.
Here are some more photography tips to ensure good group pictures:
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Capture the right moments for your family photo album, and the times spent together will always be alive in your memories and hearts. This blog will help you do that effectively since it covers the must-capture poses, from candid moments to scenic shots.
What’s more, if you use DropEvent, you’ll be able to share all pictures/photo album within moments – that too, in original quality— just like the Merrick Family.
Learn more about Drop Event here.
Capture fantastic family vacation photos by choosing scenic backgrounds, shooting in natural light, and capturing genuine, candid moments with each other.
You can take memorable pictures if you focus on how your family interacts with each other, pick unique angles, and find storytelling moments reflecting the essence of your vacation.
Make your family look great in pictures with coordinating outfits, natural poses, and capturing genuine expressions and interactions.
Present vacation photos creatively via a digital album or a photo book,. You can also set up a slideshow with the contents of your DropEvent album.