I’m fortunate to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where fun, crazy, photogenic events–planned and spontaneous–occur nearly continuously. But the zany and colorful annual event known as Cupid’s Undie Run, for which participants strip down to their underwear and run through the city’s streets to raise money for Children’s Tumor Foundation, is actually held in dozens of cities around the world. The San Francisco version was quite small this year, in spite of 60-degree mostly sunny weather, but it was as energetic, irreverent, and just plain fun as ever. Today’s post features a few of my favorite images from this Valentine’s Day inspired event. This time, it’s just for fun; I’m not going to annotate the images with a lot of detailed information about how they were made. Enjoy, and consider supporting this valuable charitable cause: Children’s Tumor Foundation.
In between rounds of margaritas, a quick run along San Francisco’s waterfront. Buy this photo
Happily, the weather was unseasonably warm and dry. Buy this photo
The “finish line” is the front door of the pub. Buy this photo
It wouldn’t be Cupid’s Undie Run without Cupid. Buy this photo
Speaks for itself. Buy this photo
A quick reminder about how to make a stunning portrait: 1) find soft and appealing lighting, 2) get in close with a medium portrait lens, 3) select a wide aperture for shallow depth-of-field. Buy this photo
I love this town! Buy this photo
Look for this fun event in your town next year around Valentine’s Day. And, whether you’re traveling around the world or right in your home town, seek out those fun and quirky happenings that yield eye-catching images.
What are some of your favorite events to shoot, and why?
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