This talented group of vocalists needed a new group portrait. These types of shots have to be planned—they don’t just happen. I met their director first to pick the best spot in the church for the portrait, so that lighting could be even and everyone could be seen. I trotted upstairs to the balcony, and the plan changed entirely. It was perfect. Symmetry, lighting placement, everyone would be visible regardless of height, all of it. No one, not even me, gets this sort of shot with a phone camera—this is a job for a professional.