Getting Closer When Photographing the Magic Kingdom

Every year I feature this tip. I urge you to check out last year’s post on it here:  Get Close to the Magic Kingdom Train Station.

This year, instead of showing WHY I say the number one tip I give photographers is to Get Close and Fill the Frame, here are three more examples from the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. For each photo, I used the Nikon 28-300VR FX Super-Zoom Lens to pull in the subject and fill the frame.

Dapper Dans Performer
Dapper Dans performer playing the Deagan Organ Chimes on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom. Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 125, EV 0, 160mm Focal Length.

Getting this close-up of a Dapper Dans performer playing the cool Deagan Organ Chime allows you to see his expression and colorful Christmas outfit.

Main Street Philharmonic trombone player
Main Street Philharmonic trombone player performing on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 100, EV 0, 78mm Focal Length.

The Main Street Philharmonic performers put on a fun show and come close to sidewalks, which is where I was when I took this photo of the trombone player.

Little Mermaid Parade Dancer
Dancer in front of The Little Mermaid float in the Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom. Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 160, EV 0, 300mm Focal Length.

 

The Little Mermaid float in the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade is preceded by a troupe of very colorful dancers. I made full use of the super-zoom even though I was only a few feet away. The dancer made eye contact as I was taking her photo, which really made this a real winner.

Remember, to improve your photos, get in close and fill the frame!

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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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