What To Look For
A parade is constantly moving. Keep your eye open and your camera at the ready.
Get the Parade’s Attention - Usually this is pretty easy. Wave, smile, and hold your camera up at them. A smile really goes a long way. Be sure to capture their smiles, bright costumes, and their float.
Capture the Crowd – Use the same attention getters mentioned above and photograph the crowd, especially the expressions on children’s faces. The floats may even provide some nicely lit colors for a neat lighting effect.
Light and Color – Parades are all about celebrating with color, lights, and noise. Since you can’t capture the sounds in a photo, make the most of the first two and look for the small details of the floats and costumes. Capture the festivity of the parade.
Action – Look for movement and dancing in the parade walkers and floats. With a slow shutter speed you can create colorful motion blurs and capture the movement.
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