Generally speaking, I am not a fan of the group photo shoot. For those that are new to this, a group photo shoot is basically any number of photographers and a model or models taking photographs over timed intervals. From the perspective of the photographer it’s often difficult because there are so many people around it’s often difficult to connect with the model let alone tell your own story on camera. From the model’s perspective it’s hit and miss as to how good the results are and most participant photographers can be somewhat demanding trying to get the most from their few minutes of time.
However, from time to time it’s possible to get some great results from even a few simple snapshots. It just takes more time and more effort and in some cases you may walk away with nothing that you’re really happy with. Some recent examples of captures that I actually like include: