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May 25, 2013

HTC One how to capture smiles in a group picture with Zoe mode



RICK TAKAGI (Professional Photographer) over at HTC has written a blog post on Capturing the Perfect Group Photo with the Zoe camera mode.

He explains it so simply and with the aid of photos and a short 44 sec video.  This is in the HTCShowMe  series on Youtube.

In Rick’s blog he says,

It’s the time of year we all try to capture memories of the celebrations we share with family and friends. While taking group photos has a unique set of challenges, there are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you get the best possible shot.

For instance, always place taller people at the back of the group to ensure no one is hidden. If you have any couples in the group, ask them to hold hands or maybe put their arms around each other. This simple display of affection really comes through in group photos. Also, as I wrote in my tips for low light photography post, always use a tripod or something to stabilize the camera.

Additionally, here are a few more tips to help you capture the perfect group shot.

Space Out the Group


When taking group photos, ask everyone to give each other a little “elbow room.” Maybe have a few of them strike a slightly different pose, like putting their hands in their pockets. The resulting photo will be more interesting and showcase each person in the shot.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini