September 2, 2011

Easter Procession, Spain

Photograph by Carolina Sanchez Monge, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

When it comes to group photos, the best moments are the ones before and after the actual posed shot. These altar boys reveal themselves when they stop posing, and instead of looking uniformly into the camera, each carries a unique expression and posture. I love the spontaneous element of the boy drinking from his plastic water bottle. It’s especially nice to have a light-hearted moment in the more serious setting of the graveyard. After all, these are just regular boys—I love seeing their jeans and sneakers underneath their robes.

Photo Tip: You’ll no doubt get your most natural moments in a group shot after people stop posing.

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