Focus on Epcot Photowalk

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Focus on Epcot Photowalk, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Focus on Epcot Photowalk

As I mentioned awhile back, I will be traveling to Walt Disney World a couple of times this year. My first trip is next month and I have planned an All Ears Photowalk around Epcot’s Future World. The focus (pun intended) will be on these three photographic items:

  • Hyperfocal Distance or Hyperfocus (Landscape Mode)
  • Selective Focus (Portait Mode)
  • Using a Polarizing Filter

The Photowalk will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. Meeting location will be outside the Nikon Camera Center. The location is across from Spaceship Earth on the right side as you walk in from the Future World entrance. While you may attend by just showing up, if you think you will be at the photowalk, add a comment to this post. I will not be publishing the comments but will use the emails to correspond with everyone interested.

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Before the Photowalk, I will be posting blogs about each of the items to be covered. Note, you do not need a polarizing filter but one will be demonstrated along with a special tip.

Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

6 Replies to “Focus on Epcot Photowalk”

  1. Actually, it is my understanding that there IS a difference between digital and standard glass filters. Not just the price. Digital filters have a better anti reflective coating on them. The digital sensors in the camera are susceptible to ghosting and flare especially in the highlights. Film cameras do not need the same high quality coated filters. Film reacts differently to light as compared to digital sensors. Standard film filters CAN be used with digital cameras, but at the risk of a lower quality image under specific lighting situations. Pay the extra money for digital filters. Yes, they seem over priced! But what isn’t over priced when it comes to professional photography equipment!

    Scott replies: Thanks, Bob…I did not know that.

  2. Scott:
    What does it mean when a filter says it is digital? To my engineering mind, digital means 1’s and 0’s and I don’t understand how a piece of glass can be “digital” and another one can be “analog”. I had to make a small investment this weekend as my Nikon 18-55 lens wasn’t holding the depth of field consistently and there was a catch while zooming. I ended up with a Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 to also replace my 55-200 Nikon lens. The salesman tried to explain to me that I needed a digital filter and that the one on my 55-200 was analog and was probably the reason my pictures were “fuzzy” when I zoomed to 200. He couldn’t explain “digital” to me other than to tell me that the light comes into the lens at angles. I’m hoping that your next trip coincides with my as of yet to be planned trip!

    Scott replies: It means someone is trying to sell you something you don’t need. No such thing as a digital filter. Glass is glass. The only thing different about a dSLR from a SLR film camera is the sensor. What goes in front of it is the same.

  3. Oh, how I wish I could attend!!!! Looking forward to these subjects, and I am sure the results will be interesting!!!!!
    Thanks so much for all you do 🙂
    Becky

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