Today’s featured photo here comes from the UK pavilion at Epcot! I had the chance the other night to shoot World Showcase with Ryan, who is here for work for an entire month. We had one of the most clear nights for night shooting that I can remember in quite some time. Perfect temperature, no […]
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As some of you may know, the Magic Kingdom debuted a new daytime parade on March 9th. I got the opportunity to check it out yesterday, and of course, take some photos. While I’m not a huge parade person, new things are always nice to see, and this parade is definitely an improvement on what […]
We are back with another installment of Disney Photography Tips and this time we are each sharing our approach to photographing the Boo to You parade from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. We will be photographing this parade as a large group during Photo Magic and have already received many requests for setting suggestions and the gear that should be used. What you will probably notice when reading this entry, is that none of us feel we are any good when it comes to shooting this parade! Granted we have all walked away with good shots in the past, but you see see that it can be a very difficult parade to photograph and you need to get the settings just right if you want that perfect shot!
Hopefully by starting the discussion here, others will start to share their settings in the comments and by the time Photo Magic comes around (in just two weeks!!!), we will all be ready with our cameras to capture those Grim Grinning Ghosts as they make their way down Main Street, U.S.A.
On my most recent Walt Disney World trip, I spent a day at Hollywood Studios with Cory photographing the park. We didn’t realize it at the time, but it happened to be the same day that the Dapper Day event was being held. If you are not familiar with Dapper Day, it is a fan organized event that is held twice a year at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The people attending the event show up dressed in their most stylish outfits and enjoy the park together. As someone who is interested in photographing the parks and enjoy human element type photography, it makes for some great photo opportunities. It seemed to be a great fit for Hollywood Studios since their outfits went perfect with the 1930′s theme of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard.
Anyone who has followed my photography over the years has heard me say that the lure of shooting dark rides (for me at least) is not only for nostalgic reasons, but actually more about the attempt to capture a particular scene under difficult conditions (ultra low light + motion). I’m definitely not going for a sellable print when I carry my camera on a dark ride. I’m after that 1 in 20 chance that I come away with something I would consider “decent,” and maybe even a ride stop in a particular scene to better my chances from “decent” to actually “good” (although in my experience, there’s a 99% chance that a ride stop will put me in a dark area between scenes with nothing to shoot).
Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since I have posted here. Life has been crazy over the past few months but I’m going to get back in to regular posting starting today!
Spring is right around the corner, starting just one week from today. I felt this shot was appropriate because of all the flowers and color. I took this shot on my recent Walt Disney World trip last week. I chose the low angle for one simple reason and this to hide all the people in the busy hub. Compared to Disneyland, Partners at magic Kingdom allows guests to basically sit and hang out right on the planter so the area gets really cluttered with guests. For me, that can be distracting so I wanted to look for ways to hide them during the day. At night, waiting until after closing is necessary to get the clean shot without people. But during the day, I found that getting really low was a good way to hide the people sitting around the flower bed.