5 Easy Group Photo Poses Ideas for Family & Friends

Posing in group photos is really a life skill you need in 2019. Okay maybe that’s a little dramatic but now more than ever people always want to take photos. And it is kind of awkward if you don’t know how to pose and group photos. It can look and feel really awkward trust me I’ve been there. But today we’re gonna go over a few tips to make it less awkward to pose and group photos. Check out 5 Easy Group Photo Poses Ideas for Family & Friends.

Try And Be In Middle Of The Photo


The first tip is to try and be in the middle of the photo because then you don’t even have to worry about what your arms are doing. They have to so it’s like impossible it’s a little awkward. If you’re in the middle but really know how when I’m in the middle. I don’t have to do anything at all with my arms. There’s just no way that you can mess this up. If you can’t be in the middle of what I usually do is hold on to something like the bag that I’m wearing, a cup of coffee or you can always put a hand on your hip.

The Dreaded Hover Hand


Another tip is to make sure you avoid the dreaded hover hand. This is the most awkward looking thing in photos like. This is the worst so when you’re taking a photo with one other person be sure to actually have your hand on them. So it’s not awkwardly just hanging in the air.

Get Closer


Another tip is to get closer almost all the time. We tend to leave more space than is needed for photos. And it looks awkward and like you don’t really like that person very much. It’s probably not gonna feel that natural but you always want to stand closer than you think. You should for it to look normal. Here’s a very exaggerated version of standing too far and here you can see it looks a lot better. Now we’ll go over some actual pose ideas. A good one for two people is to have each person pointing in a slightly different direction. And then grab your sunglasses. I always recommend taking a burst of photos and move slightly in each shot. You’re able to get the shot that you really really like. Having the legs going in different directions gives it a cool leading line to the photo. And grabbing your sunglasses just makes it. So you have something to do with your hands and you don’t feel awkward while you’re taking the photo.

Blow A Bubble


Another one for two or three people just get some bubble gum and blow a bubble. This just makes it look really nonchalant and has a nostalgic and sort of summery feel to the photo. It does take a while to get the timing right on this.

Each Person Holding One Arm


One another pose idea for two people is to have each person holding one arm up in the air. With this pose, it looks best to do a really wide shot and it looks cool. If you’re at like a music festival some kind of monument or you’re traveling and my favorite thing to do if I’m the photographer. And I’m posing a group of three or four people for a photo is to have them walk forward and fake laugh or real laugh. But most people are gonna fake laugh. People always feel a little uncomfortable doing this. But if you take a burst of photos you get a really nice looking candid photo. That you just you can’t pose like you really can’t fake walking forward. Because it looks sort of awkward so this is a great one.