Here is one of a couple of the group shots that I took of the Big Sky Honor Flight at the World War II memorial. This one was taken with a wide angle lens. I also took a couple that will be a series of images that are digitally stitched.
The logistics of this shot, combined with the short amount of time allowed to create it, made it an incredibly difficult shot. Not only was I having to make sure I nailed a group shot of around 100 World War II Vets, but I had to do so under the watchful eyes of two Senators, a congressman, Montana and national Media, over 100 Honor Flight volunteers, and who knows how many tourists.
I toned this one in my fake HDR style. I plan on giving the client a number of stlyes and looks so that they can choose the one that they best like. None of the shots will look great on the net. These are shot so that they can be blown up huge. I left a bunch of space at the bottom of the photo for copy.
Although the group shot was stressful, the entire trip was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Getting to meet so many of these amazing men and seeing their reaction to the overwhelming reception of gratitude that they are given was priceless.