5 Have a plan for the group shot
Here’s a good tip for group shots: Elevate! Use a stepladder, or a stool, or a balcony. Any elevation will help you get subject’s faces free and clear of obstructions. With a crowd, it can take a bit of effort to get people to stand in the same place for that group photo. So be ready. Charge the camera. Scout the backgrounds. And make sure you get everyone’s face.