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Don’t Forget About Using a Quality Point & Shoot at Disney (Part 3)

By Brett Kiger on September 16th, 2011   |    Posted in:  Camera Gear   |    1 Comment

So, you’ve invested your hard earned cash in the latest DSLR and lens technology and you’re headed off on a Disney vacation. While you are bound to get great shots of all the sights around the parks, what happens when you want to actually be in a photo? I’m sure Disney would tell you that’s why they invented the PhotoPass system, but I’ve yet to see a PhotoPass photographer in the gift shops of Norway, and as much as you pay for the Around the World Segway Tour at Epcot, there aren’t any  PhotoPass photographers in sight.

Canon 7D packed away safely in a bag on the floor. Photo courtesy of random guest.

Canon 7D packed away safely in the Segway storage bin. Photo courtesy of tour guide.

At this point, you’re left handing off your expensive DSLR to a Cast Member or another guest to take the picture. While DSLRs are becoming more popular, odds are they’re not going to know how to use the camera properly or even worse they might drop it! A better option is to carry a small P&S camera and hand that one off to others for that once in a lifetime photo opportunity while keeping your DSLR safely packed away.

Oh, and don’t forget to use the flash – even during the day for a nice fill light!

1 Comment

  1. Wesley Lowe   |   Sep 16, 2011

    I always have the point & shoot in my pocket. I never like handing over the DSLR to a stranger to take a picture. Some of the photopass people will look at you funny when you have a DSLR but hand them the little camera.

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