When a group of individuals want to get a photograph of the entire group, it is common to request a bystander to do so. However, strangers are generally unaware of the preferences for photo composition specific to the group or to the camera owner. The result is often an unsatisfactory group photograph due to incorrect camera orientation, zoom, or other parameters. Per techniques of this disclosure, one of the persons of a group of the group takes an initial reference photograph of the remaining members of the group with the desired background. The person hands over the camera to a third party, e.g., a bystander, and joins the remaining members of the group. The camera uses the reference photograph to guide the bystander to take a photo that matches the photographic parameters of the reference photograph closely, thus achieving a composition that is acceptable to the group.
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Egyed, Zoltan, "Guided capture for improved composition of group photographs", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 02, 2019)