Saturday, 12 September 2015

Willougby Festival 2015, Sydney Australia

The north-shore biggest event opening was with a big street parade. With many different cultures represented in the parade. The colour was great for photography. Like any parade, I like to go early and capture the preparation before the start of the parade. You get to access to the participants while they wait at the start of the line. 

But the light are usually harsh so with this parade I was heading for shade and tried to avoid mixed lighting. But with this shot I have to go wide to capture everything. I was shooting in Aperture Priority but I was conscious of my ISO as I was in shade. I bump the ISO up to 400 and shoot it away. 

If you want to freeze action like this one, the minimum shutter speed is 1/1000 of a second. That's the rule in photography that you want to take note, and the faster or higher shutter speed if you want a dramatic shot like mud flying if you happen to shoot motor sports rally racing.