Today, we feature a true beacon for the showbiz elite, the Hollywood Tower Hotel. This photo is kind of a funny story. I drew my inspiration for the processing of the shot from the newly refreshed Disney park maps. On the cover of the map for the Studios, they feature a very dark and ominous […]
Post Archive: Tower of Terror
This weekend marks the 18th anniversary of the opening of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios). Not only is it one of the best attractions in all of Walt Disney World, but it is also one of the best to photograph. The amazing details of the queue, the lobby, […]
Today’s Daily Disney Photo is quite the tough one to process. Photographing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at night is something where bracketing is a must. The range of the scene is just too wide to capture it all in one exposure. So, this one is 3 different exposures, merged using Photomatix’s Exposure Fusion setting. I then imported it to Photoshop and did some detail work using Nik Color Efex Pro to finish things off.
For those that may not understand what I mean by bracketing, let me quickly explain. When you bracket a shot, you are taking multiple shots of the same subject using different camera settings. It is important (especially at night) to use a tripod when doing this. You are going to end up combining these shots into one final photo. If you are doing this without a tripod, then the different brackets will not match up.
Today’s Photo of the Day comes from the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The queue for the Tower is delightfully creepy, and even more so at night. I wanted to capture that late one night as I was essentially all alone in the queue. I love all the broken and beaten […]
Hello readers! For today, we are cross posting with our weekly column over on Studios Central. I’ll be going into detail on the processing of this shot that I posted over there today: At Studios Central, I talked about how sometimes finding a fresh new perspective can breathe new life into something you shoot regularly, […]
Hello readers! We would like to thank you for an amazing first day with our new app, Disney Photo A Day! Again and again, you guys prove to us that we truly do have the best fanbase in the world! For today’s article, I wanted to share a quick compositional technique, using part of the […]