Group Photos Tutorial: How to take family pictures with your digital camera

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STARTER CAMERAS:
Basic Starter Camera ($280 used at Amazon): Canon T3
Better Starter Camera ($500 at Amazon): Nikon D5300
Better Travel Camera ($500 at Amazon): Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

LANDSCAPE CAMERAS:
Good ($550 at Amazon): Sony a6000
Better ($1,400) at Amazon: Nikon D5500 & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
Best ($3,150) at Amazon: Pentax K-1 & Pentax 24-70 f/2.8

PORTRAIT CAMERAS:
Beginner ($950 at Amazon): Canon T6i & Canon 50mm f/1.8
Better ($3,000 at Amazon): Nikon D610 & Tamron 70-200 f/2.8
Best ($5,300) at Amazon: Nikon D810 & Nikon 70-200 f/2.8E

WILDLIFE CAMERAS:
Starter ($1,100 at Amazon): Canon 7D & Canon 400mm f/5.6
Great ($3,200 at Amazon): Nikon D500 & Nikon 200-500 f/5.6

VIDEO CAMERAS:
Beginner ($500 at Amazon): Panasonic G7 & Panasonic 14-42mm
Better ($1,400 at Amazon): Panasonic GH4 & Panasonic 14-140 f/3.5-5.6
Best ($4,300 at Amazon): Panasonic GH5 & Metabones Speed Booster XL & Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 & Sigma 50-100 f/1.8

DRONES:
Beginner ($400 at Amazon): DJI Phantom 3
Travel ($1,000 at Amazon): DJI Mavic Pro
Better Image Quality ($1,500 at Amazon): DJI Phantom 4 Pro

33 Comments
  1. Tony & Chelsea Northrup says

    πŸ“·Portrait Gear Recommendations:πŸ“·
    Beginner ($950 at Amazon): Canon T6i http://help.tc/t6i & Canon 50mm f/1.8 http://help.tc/c50
    Better ($3,000 at Amazon): Nikon D610 http://help.tc/d610 & Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 http://help.tc/t200
    Best ($5,300) at Amazon: Nikon D810 http://help.tc/d810 & Nikon 70-200 f/2.8E http://help.tc/n200e

  2. BigMilan says

    Lol this just came up randomly in my youtube feed so i assumed it was new. Since i’m currently reading the book and watching the videos along with it (god damn those QR codes word great!), i’ll watch this later when the book directs me to it πŸ™‚

  3. Tina Onye says

    thanks for the info

  4. Tnb Spotter says

    Having everyone wear those white collared shirts makes them look like they are in a cult.

  5. S Kanjilal says

    Thank you so much for your suggestions, it's really very helpful as I have an assignment today

  6. FLexplorer says

    Going to shoot my sister's family portraits and this was very helpful, thanks Tony!

  7. George Smith says

    Excellent advice as I prepare to open a small photography business for fun somewhat

  8. Charlotte Oh says

    I love your videos, Tony & Chelsea!! Thank you so much. They are lovely to watch, very informative, and, well, Chelsea is simply beautiful! 😊❀️

  9. anand kumardeva says

    Thank you Tony

  10. Dustinrhoades says

    Thanks Tony

  11. Kathiravan Manimozhi says

    Thanks so much for this great piece of advice!! πŸ™‚ What do you think of Fuji XT2 for group portraits, please!?

  12. Celebration Day Photography says

    Love your channel !!!!

  13. WebCreations88 says

    Would you recommend to still use the crop factor adjustment to aperture with crop sensor cameras?

  14. hitmhard says

    Would a Canon 10-22mm wide angle lens work for a group of up to 30 individuals? Valuable information! Thank you

  15. Amanda BOS says

    really useful thank you a lot!

  16. robert myers says

    Thanks Tony,,, very nice πŸ“Ή,

  17. Elliott McCrory says

    I am so glad you have removed your goatee. πŸ˜€

  18. jason breese says

    Love your stuff. Appreciate you two!

  19. Slim Yelow says

    Never shoot groups of people in direct overhead sunlight. They tend to look like Nazis and Lee Harvey Oswald.

  20. Karen Burger says

    I have viewed a lot of tutorials on many sites and I really like and understand Northup Photography better than any I have seen. Clear, down-to-earth instructions and right speed and tone to his voice. Thank you for this!

  21. blackzombie149 says

    Awesome video. Answers so many of my questions. Many thanks for all the help! πŸ™‚

  22. Khadijah Hawkins says

    Great Tips! Thank you!

  23. Sam Yong says

    Really useful

  24. Csoery says

    Excellent tips, thank you! I was actually taking notes as I watched! πŸ™‚ Finally someone touching on all the aspects, including settings, plus real hands-on tips on how to set up groups. Great video, thanks, still appreciated in 2018 πŸ™‚

  25. Robert Miller says

    Love your video's thank you for the effort, this is a huge amount of work and I really appreciate everything you teach…Bob Miller

  26. adam nelson says

    This is what I want to know not this!! You're talking about a set up style shot, the idea of the family photo was in mind before THE whole thing even happened! No… I want info on how to take family photo's of, let's say we all went out to a restaurant, and then I was asked to take a photo afterwards and now we're all out in the parking lot of the restaurant and ready to take a photo, or we're all at the grandparents house for a BBQ, and I'm now taking a family photo! And so everyone is wearing whatever!, whatever , random clothing that they just wore to the family dinner! And now we're all getting together for a nice family photo! WHAT DO I DO THERE?!!??! What you're saying here, is like more a studio, set up, the idea was in mind! WAY before everyone showed up! That's not what I'm wanting to know about, or most likely what most people are NOT going to be doing! Most people are doing what I'm saying, where the shot was not set up at all! NO studio lighting!, none of that stuff! Most people are studio photographers!

  27. Ed Cook says

    Question: I loved the video and purchased the ebook for kindle. Is there a way to get a version (digital version) with better quality pictures? The picture quality in the version I have is very low resolution and off putting while viewing on my iPad. It would be a much better experience with higher resolution photos.

  28. Jorge Huerta says

    Whats up with the stash????

  29. Dirk Frohberg says

    Great video. Right to the point. Very dense information flow. Excellent. Thank you so much.

  30. Ehab Erzurumli says

    awesome..thx.

  31. Reid Northrup says

    Excellent video Tony. Great and very useful tips. Thanks.

  32. Rodney Dunning says

    This was really terrific and helpful. Thank you!

  33. ffpphotography 35 says

    Thanks for the advice as I'm doing a couple shoot this year .. this has really helped me with ideas ..

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