Peaceful night in the Magic Kingdom
Today’s photo comes from a fun night of shooting and hanging out with great photography friends in the park.
This week, west coasters Ryan Pastorino and Corey Dorsey were in town for some fun and shooting. It was funny because the week before, I was out in California shooting Disneyland with them, so we actually closed out Disneyland on a Tuesday, then Magic Kingdom the next Tuesday! The last two weeks have reminded me how much fun shooting is with friends, and has me super excited for the Photo Magic meetup event we announced yesterday for October.
For this shot, Cinderella Castle is something that I find remarkably difficult to photograph at night. This is for a few reasons. First, this area has a ridiculous tendency to be filled with people even well after closing. This could make for a pretty late night of shooting. Secondly, unlike its counterpart in California, this castle changes colors at night. This means you either have to work quickly or be patient. On this night, I found that I could get off the bracket of 4 shots that I wanted within the time frame of the castle in its purple layout. Also, the castle is rather tough to expose for, as the colors are very saturated. To compensate for this, I made sure to do my normal [-2, 0, +2] bracket, but also add in a very underexposed shot to keep details on the bright castle. I also desaturated some of the purples and magentas in post so that I didn’t get crazy color bleed in the shot.
A Huge Milestone
This week, we here at Disney Photography Blog celebrated our 200,000th app downloaded from the App Store. It is a really humbling number, and we are so proud and honored that so many people have been able to see our photos and enjoy some Disney every day. As a way of saying thanks, we’re going to have all of our paid apps on sale for just 99 cents this weekend! You can check them all out here:
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