I was taking test pictures of a potential wedding client this afternoon, and snapped a group photo of the bride-to-be, her mom, and grandma. Re technique, I positioned the subjects in open shade, metered the background, and then adjusted manual settings to underexpose the background by 1 f/stop. I illuminated the subjects with an on-camera flash, dialed back by -2/3 ev and softened by a Lumiquest softbox. My lens was The Beast (Nikon 28-70/2.8 ). Nothing better than getting mom and grandma on my side . I'm hoping this sample will land me the wedding.