06 Cap­ture Movem­ber

Record the char­ity event for pos­ter­ity

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For­get Guy Fawkes and Thanks­giv­ing, Novem­ber is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly well­known for Movem­ber – the an­nual event for which men grow a mous­tache to raise funds for prostate can­cer, tes­tic­u­lar can­cer and men­tal health prob­lems. The Movem­ber Foun­da­tion has raised £345 mil­lion and funded over 800 pro­grammes in 21 coun­tries. As well as be­ing a very wor­thy cause in its own right, Movem­ber is a great photo op­por­tu­nity, whether you’re shoot­ing a teenager’s bum fluff or a more stately han­dle­bar that has taken time to cul­ti­vate. Movem­ber is a light-hearted way of rais­ing cash for a se­ri­ous cause, so you’ll prob­a­bly find that most par­tic­i­pants are fine about hav­ing their ‘taches pho­tographed – par­tic­u­larly if you’re grow­ing one too, or donat­ing to the cause if you can’t.

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* When you see a great Movem­ber mous­tache on the street, ask for a photo. Of­fer to make a do­na­tion to per­suade peo­ple if they are shy. * Ba­sic prin­ci­ples of por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy ap­ply. Try to avoid dis­tract­ing or messy back­grounds, or blur them out if this is tricky. A prime lens with a fixed wide aper­ture (at least f/2.8) is per­fect.

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