A Fun Experiment in Harambe
Happy Thursday, followers of Disney Photography Blog! I seriously hope you’ve been enjoying the content as of late, as I feel that our contributors have really been knocking things out of the park and helping us become really successful! I leave for a “research trip” at WDW tomorrow (Yes, I’ve always wanted to be able to call it that. And now that I have a website which involves Disney content, I can!) so I figured we could have some fun with today’s post. I want to share with you a fun experience I had over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with my good friend Susan Smith, and share with you some of the photos that came from it.
While walking through the park, I asked Susan (who happens to be a local, me = jealous) how she keeps coming up with new compositions for something she sees so often. And she stopped in her tracks and said, “Let’s do a little experiment/game.” And that’s what we did. We sectioned off the little chunk of AK near the entrance to Harambe where the “Good Eats” building and all the hand drums are. And we agreed to not leave or talk to each other until we had 12 unique and different photos. Of course, not every photo I took was a winner, but it opened my eyes up to a whole bunch of things. When in WDW, there is SO much to see that it is really easy to run through things, only taking shots of what we love and always come back to. But, when you enclose yourself in one little section of this World, you find more details and things you never knew existed. It’s really amazing. You also test your eye for composition, and grow as a photographer. And without further ado, here are some of my favorites from the dozen.
The amazing detail put into the “advertisements” in Harambe:
The hand drums are not only totally awesome on their own, but you can also add a really neat human element to the shot here as well:
And this bench that I can honestly say I’ve never even seen before, that fits right into the Harambe story and theme:
Moral of the story is, well there are a few! As I’ve learned in Disney since getting into photography, always keep your eyes open, as you never know what you might find or see. And secondly, if you ever find yourself in a creative funk while in the World, or you just want to have some fun while learning a little bit, try out Susan’s little game. I think you might like what you come home with. See ya real soon!!