Peaceful night in the Magic Kingdom

By Cory Disbrow on March 8th, 2013   |    Posted in:  Daily Disney Photo, News   |    1 Comment

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.

This one was shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens, both of which are available at Amazon.

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:

Photo a Day 2012

WDW Photo a Day 2013

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WDW iPad Wallpapers

Magic Kingdom iPad Wallpapers

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Hollywood Studios iPad Wallpapers

Again, we can’t thank you all enough for all your support throughout the years! Thanks for reading!

1 Comment

  1. Amy Morgan   |   Mar 9, 2013

    Please say that you will post this soon on the app so that it can be used as a wallpaper??? This has got to be the most beautiful picture of Cinderella’s castle that I have ever seen……and without people!!



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