What are some settings for playful, raucous group shots?
September 2, 2014 11:41 AM   Subscribe

What is a great setting for a staged picture that can have between 8 and 20 people doing fun things and that is NOT a workplace? Example and details inside.

A group of friends and I are looking for a setting for a series of group pictures after success with the first one.

For example, our first in the series was a poker game series, where everyone was around the tables in a human variation of "Dogs Playing Poker"--some were cheating, some were winning, some were losing, etc. It gave inventive and really funny scenarios that could be enacted.

Now that we've done the poker table, what are some other options? I know the dogs went and played pool but that seems to have less comedy for in-jokes and such. We're prefer something recreational, versus "in the workplace" or something.

Any ideas for settings as fun as poker games?
posted by arniec to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Re-create the Last Supper?
posted by jbickers at 11:45 AM on September 2, 2014 [4 favorites]

Recreate paintings, in general-- Renoir has some easily-translated group scenes.

Otherwise, just in terms of interesting settings: old-fashioned arcade, bowling alley, county fair game alley/exhibits, museum sculpture garden, variants of Diner en Blanc, swimming pool...?
posted by jetlagaddict at 11:58 AM on September 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

For a painting recreation, how about Seurat's 'Sunday in the Park'?
Or maybe you'd like something out of history: the Ides of March, with 'Ceasar' getting assassinated; the shootout in Tombstone at the OK Corral; a Western-movie-style barroom brawl with cowboys; storming the beaches of Normandy; Washington and his boat crew crossing the Delaware; all kinds of things.
posted by easily confused at 12:06 PM on September 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Roller coaster?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:16 PM on September 2, 2014

We have had fun at a kids' playground doing photos.
posted by maxg94 at 12:49 PM on September 2, 2014

A kindergarten classroom
posted by stray at 1:17 PM on September 2, 2014

A costume rental shop
posted by stray at 1:17 PM on September 2, 2014

In the audience of a theatre/movie theatre
posted by stray at 1:18 PM on September 2, 2014

I always thought this would be fun to recreate.
posted by JoeZydeco at 5:42 PM on September 2, 2014

Recreate a movie poster? There are a wide variety, depending on your tastes.

I originally thought about this because the Big Lebowski takes place at a bowling alley, and that sounded fun, but the poster only has 5 characters, and you're looking for 8 or more...
posted by nadise at 10:47 PM on September 2, 2014

At the beach, everyone with different floaties/toys/fins & mask.

In a garden, holding different plants/veggies.

At the library, each holding a book they love.

At the grocery store, each with a different food -- and some people hiding among the displays.
posted by wenestvedt at 1:17 PM on September 4, 2014

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