I get quite a bit of requests for group photos. I don’t think most people necessarily realize how difficult these photos can be to arrange and execute. There are quite a bit of things that can go awry: someone with his or her eyes closed, someone who isn’t doing what everyone else is doing, or location problems like lack of ideal space or poor background.
When these guys asked for a group photo, it seemed liked it was going to be a location nightmare- a fairly small space cluttered with computers and ugly long tables. The only available spot was by the window if they could fit. Oddly enough, when I showed them the location they hopped right into the configuration in the photo as if they had rehearsed it. It was perfect.