D5200 + 35mm f/1.8: aperture for group indoor shots?

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D5200 + 35mm f/1.8: aperture for group indoor shots?
6 months ago

Good morning everyone.

I will be going to a small party today and want to take a couple of group shots of the guests.  The most depth I am probably going to need in focus is two rows of people.  Would there be any recomendations for an aperture setting for these kinds of shots?  I know wide open would be way too much since I'd get maybe one set of eyes and a nose in focus, lol.

I'll bracket the shots either way, but I'd love to know what a good starting spot will be.

Thanks!

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Samsung NV10 Nikon D5200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR +1 more
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