I decided to take my 100mm lens because I wasn't sure how close I could get to the action. There was a newspaper photographer kind enough to give me tips on where to stand, encouraging me to get out in the middle of the road to get my shots. That's part of my problem with photography: I'm too timid around people. But I overcame that pretty quickly, shadowing the reporter for a good portion of the parade route. Whatever shot he took, I got right beside or behind him to do the same.
Because of changing light conditions throughout, I shot on Aperture Priority, setting it at f/8 and the ISO at 800, 640 or 400, depending on the situation. I'm wondering now if I should have shot with a wider aperture to get a faster shutter. Only a few people stopped and posed for me; the rest were going by in a blur. Any tips on shooting an event like this?
|I want this dog AND the owner's shirt!|
|This lady was kind enough to pose for several shots|
|I LOVED the name of this organization :)|
|This is Bowie, a long-haired dachshund. He is deaf. What a sweet little dog|
who happily watched all the parade shenanigans from the sidelines.
|One of my favorites of the day. Cute dog, cute outfit, cute tongue!|