Get Close to the Magic Kingdom Train Station

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

If you have followed me over the years here, you know I have recurring advice for photographers whether they are just starting out or have doing it for years. One theme is to get in close to your subject(s). Now, you may counter it is not always a good thing if you are trying to include a large scene or subject. I surely cannot argue with that. Let us consider this popular photo location in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World: The Train Station.

Everyone wants a photo in front of the train station and the huge floral Mickey Mouse symbol. My wife and daughter sure did.

A mother and daughter in front of the Main Street USA Train Station at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

A mother and daughter in front of the Main Street USA Train Station at the Magic Kingdom.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/250s, f/16, ISO 2500, EV +0.3, 24mm Focal Length.

I see this photo online a lot and, on this day, I saw many people posing here. Not many seemed to take my advice and GET CLOSER! Sorry to shout. It only takes a few seconds to either walk or use a zoom lens to get closer.

A mother and daughter in front of the Main Street USA Train Station at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Close up version of a mother and daughter in front of the Main Street USA Train Station.
Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/16, ISO 4000, EV +0.3, 52mm Focal Length.

While the first photo does the job of showing these people were indeed at the Magic Kingdom, the second one shows how happy they were to be there.





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

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