|how you shoot depends on what you're shooting for. if you're shooting portraits, you might want props; if you're shooting for a media guide, you won't. when you shoot the group shot, try to shoot as tight as possible, even if it means sacrificing part of the logo on the floor (although sometimes, you have no control over this). and, even though it's not always possible, try to get everyone to line up so that you can see their jersey numbers. if you're shooting media guide photos, you'll definitely want their jersey number in the shot. lastly, regardless of how you frame up your shot, try to leave enough room for the shot to be cropped as an 8x12, an 8x10, and a 5x7.
here's some media guide stuff i shot recently: