Many people, myself included last year, talk about lighting big groups. We are going to talk about the nuts and bolts of physically lining them up to prepare for the picture.
Things we will discuss include:
How many students are there?
Do I line them up by height? Or by some other criteria?
How many rows do I need? And how many in each row?
Are you setting up for a normal 8x10 format or for a panorama?
Risers vs No Risers (what about benches?)
We will cover these and other details with charts and graphs that will be handed out, with sample pictures and with some class participation.
Come with plenty of questions, be prepared to participate and learn a ton about making your groups look great.