The thing I like most about the annual Blackpool Pride event is that there are hundreds of interesting people who attend, and they all enjoy being photographed. These two were no exception.

On a side-note: I've been thinking about getting hold of an 85mm f/1.2 for portraiture. Well, to be more accurate, I've been trying to convince myself that a) I need one, and b) I can afford it. But if I'm honest I would have to say that my 70-200 is more useful, at least for event photography. The main benefit of using the zoom is that it allows you to be just a bit further away from people, and as a result I think that you're perceived as less intimidating. For the Blackpool Pride event this wasn't much of a problem - generally they're not a shy and retiring bunch - but on those occasions where people are less used to being photographed it does seem to make a difference.

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1.06pm on 17/5/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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