Celebrities wearing red noses

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by ThomThomsk, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. ThomThomsk

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    Walking along the south bank yesterday, taking photos of the Millenium Wheel, I heard shouting and then noticed loads of flashguns going off. I had stumbled across the launch of Comic Relief 2007, an annual charity event that raises around £60 million ($US 120 million) a year for 3rd world development projects, much of it through the sale of red clown's noses.

    Anyway, the reason I'm posting these shots isn't so much because I think they are technically good (which they aren't), but that they made me realise how difficult it is to get great images, even at a staged press event like this. Non-UK readers probably won't know any of these people, but they include some A-list British comedians.

    1. This is a pretty big deal here - look at the size of the pack of press photographers:

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    2. When I got there the pack were screaming at Russell Brand, the guy with the big hair. To his left is Lenny Henry, who leads the whole Comic Relief thing:

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    3. Here's Lenny Henry and Davina McCall. Someone's nice Canon 'L' lense in the shot - I didn't even see it at the time:

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    4. Lenny and Davina again, a long shot this time:

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    5. Jennifer Saunders, acting partner of Dawn French (Lenny Henry's wife) and married to Adrian Edmondson (all my shots of him were out of focus):

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    I've never seen anything like this before, let alone had the chance to take photos, and it was a useful lesson in things like framing and making sure you know what is in your shot (much of which I got spectacularly wrong). I can see why the professionals keep shooting non-stop.
     
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    Wow, for such a busy place I think you did really well. Anyone else would have been lucky to get anything in focus.
     
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    Excellent! What an entertaining thread...thanks for posting.
     
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    Thank you both for your comments! It was surprising how close you could get to the action, and as a novice I found the whole thing tremdously exciting.
     
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    I think you did quite well concidering how many people will have been there. Despite the camera on the edge of the 3rd, thats a really great shot, my favourite out of the bunch.
     

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