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Parades are always happening in London or any big city, and photographing them is a great opportunity to practice a variety of different shots – close-up/long distance, freeze motion/blur motion, shallow depth of field/sharp all through, and so on. You’ll find interesting subjects, bright colours, excited spectators, and a whole mix of weather conditions. Getting good photos of parades isn’t easy, but we’ll give you some tips that will increase your chances tenfold.

Choose your equipment carefully

Lenses: you’re going to be in the middle of a crowded place, with lots of people jostling and pushing and it’s going to be hard to change lenses in the midst of all this, so try to choose a zoom lens that will give you lots of options without the hassle of changing lenses in a crowd…

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