I just do s composite. If someone’s eyes are closed in a take I like, I just cut their head out of another shot and paste it in. With minimal photoshop skills it’s easy to do a perfect job in a matter of minutes,
Paul > On Jan 13, 2018, at 4:48 PM, Igor PDML-StR <pdml...@komkon.org> wrote: > > > > Occasionally I am asked to take a group photo. > Every time I am choosing the best (or even usable) photo from the set, > I am struggling with finding one. The reason is that at any given moment > someone takes less then the best pose, facial expression, ... > So, you end up with one photo where it's better for one person, and another > one for another person... > > > So, I've been thinking about some empirical formula for the number of photos > I need to take to ensure I could choose one where everybody is OK. > When I have 1 person, the first photo will be bad, so, I need to take an > extra (or two). So, > for 1 person: 1+1 (or 1+2) photos. > For 2 people I will have about two bad ones (one for each), so, 2+1 (or 2+2). > ... > > One might think that for N people, I'd need N+1 (or N+2)... > But that's wrong, because in addition to everybody having individual bad > moments, I will have a combination of bad poses in more then one person, > plus, people getting distracted when the crowd grows close to 10 and above. > The deduction and combinatorics does not seem to work well here, but I > suspect that statistically, I'd need N^2+1 or even N!+1 (where > N!=1*2*3*...*N) to optimize the probability of finding one photo where > everybody looks fine. > > Ghm... > > Igor > > > > > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.