Portrait of a Bad Dude

By Cory Disbrow on September 26th, 2013   |    Posted in:  Daily Disney Photo   |    2 Comments

Today’s photo comes from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


When Adam and I were hanging out at the Studios on his last day, we took a lot of time capturing some of the shows, like the Citizens of Hollywood and the Jedi Training Academy. Adam also made the huge mistake of allowing me to use his Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens for a little while. This lens is truly superb, and I’ll be sending him a bill for when I order a copy for myself. The way that it renders subjects is just completely out of this world. I think we’ll be doing a joint review sometime in the future on it.

For this shot, I had to go in and desaturate the blue tones because they were making Darth Vader’s suit look a little off. By decreasing the blues, it makes the blacks pop that much more. I also had to make some drastic changes to the exposure since the Olympus OM-D E-M5 only can do shutter speeds of 1/4000 of a second, and since we didn’t have an ND filter for the lens (strike two, Adam), I found myself overexposing a lot so I could shoot at f/1.8.

This photo was taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the amazing Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens, both of which can be purchased at Amazon. If you shop at Amazon, we would love it if you clicked on the links here in the article first, since anything you buy afterwards will help out the site. Thanks for looking!


  1. Alan Rappaport   |   Sep 26, 2013

    Yep, same story here – Adam let me try it out and and I was hooked. My very own 75mm should be here today!

    When I was testing it out I opted to stop down the aperture instead of overexposing the shots so I didn’t get quite the dramatic DOF like you have with Darth above, but I’m still very happy with the shots I brought home.

    The focal length (150mm equiv on FF) is something I don’t normally have with me in a Disney Park so it had me shooting quite differently when I had it on my camera.

    Great lens though – can’t wait to get it and bring it to PhotoMagic next month.

  2. Adam   |   Sep 26, 2013

    ND filter has been acquired, so sorry for that mistake!



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