Events in and around London to Photograph June 2015

June is a great month for available light photography with longer days as the sun lingers before setting.

There are many events and festivals you can visit in June and below we have highlighted some events especially suitable for photographers.

6th & 13th - Trooping The Colour - The Mall 10am -1pm

The Queens official birthday parade is on 13th June - but a top tip is to go on 6th when a full dress rehearsal take place. The crowds are a lot smaller and just like on the actual day you cannot gain entrance to Horseguards parade without a pre-booked ticket. You can however watch the parade from Buckingham Palace, all the way down the Mall to Horseguards Parade and photograph it on the way. Any lens from a wide zoom to a telecom will get you good shots. Zoom in to exclude the background and try some slow shutter speed panning on the marching soldiers or use a slower speed still and zoom your lens before during and after pressing the shutter release to get a zoom burst effect.

2nd-16th - Spitalfields Music Festival - Spitalfield

A two week long festival - centred around Spitalfields Market. Great chance to capture musicians and performers in action.

5th-7th - Polo in the Park - Hurlingham

Three day world series Polo event with plenty to photograph - the Polo, The celebrities attending and other events including Jousting!

6th June - 31st August Southbank Festival of Love - Southbank

The Southbank Festival of Love lasts for the whole summer and includes Art installations, exhibitions, street performances and market stalls. Plenty to photograph including a fantastic fountain installation and an urban beach by the river.

7th - The Colour Run - Wembley Park

This event sees runners and walkers staring in White T-shirts being sprinkled with coloured paint at each kilometre of the 5 kilometre course - should be very colourful!

13th - Highgate Fair in The Square - Pond Square Highgate Village

Morris dancers, Punch and Judy and over a hundred stalls fill Pond Square plus there is a Circus too.

26th June - 5th July - Greenwich and Docklands International Festival - Greenwich

A nine day festival of free street performances, art and dancing in the streets.

27th/28th- Formula E Championship - Battersea Park

Worlds first fully electric racing series race with 20 cars involved.

27th - Pride in London - Trafalgar Square

Starting from Baker street, marching along Oxford Street and Regent Street and finishing in Trafalgar Square, Heroes is the theme for this years parade.

27th/28th- Greenwich Fair - Cutty Sark Gardens

One of the largest outdoor gatherings in Britain this fair has a particular focus on Circus acts so should be great for photography.

29th June-12th July - Wimbledon Tennis - Wimbledon

Non-Flash Photography is permitted at Wimbledon so queue early or get tickets in advance to photograph the worlds top tennis players.

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