“In Flanders fields the poppies blow” – John Mcrae (1872-1918)
It’s particularly poignant this year to remember. 2014 marks the centenary anniversary of the European involvement in the First World War.
On Veteran’s Day this November 11, we remember all those who served, in any conflict. In the UK, and around the world on Sunday, services will be held to remember all those who died.
Poppies were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in the First World War. Poppies are still used as a symbol of remembrance by many different organizations around the world, and in art to represent the fallen.
Ceremonies held this weekend wherever you are in the world, are a great opportunity to capture some really moving images. Whether it’s a parade in New York City, or the ceremony at the Cenotaph at Whitehall, London, or one of the thousands of other services around the world; take the opportunity to remember, and take some photos of people looking their very best.
People in uniforms and in their best outfits are more likely to be happy to have their photo taken.
You can use your photo editing software to make your images look their very best.
You don’t have much time to capture the moment, so take lots of images, and be prepared to discard the ones that you’re not happy with.
Photo editing software can help you get the best out of the images that you do keep.