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Super Bokeh at the Magic Kingdom

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For me, the most fun you can have photographing in a Disney property is taking only one lens for a time period like a day. When I do, I almost always choose to use a Nifty-Fifty which is a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. Using Aperture Priority mode, a Nifty-Fifty can handle any depth of field … Continue reading "Super Bokeh at the Magic Kingdom"
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Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!

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No, it’s not the name of a new ballroom dance craze. Bokeh is used to describe a certain camera lens characteristic. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word “boke” which means fuzzy. Sounds like a strange characteristic for a lens to have, doesn’t it? Bokeh describes how the background looks when shooting with the lens at … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!"
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Varying the Point of View at the Magic Kingdom

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I use the Partners statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse a lot on this blog to show various techniques. Today is no exception. My party had an early morning breakfast in the Magic Kingdom and as I walked up Main Street USA I could see the nice lighting on Cinderella Castle and the Partners … Continue reading "Varying the Point of View at the Magic Kingdom"
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Photographing Pandora Details in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Touring Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom you certainly feel like you are in a different place. Sounds and sights are similar but different. There is a mix of real and imagined flora and fauna found throughout the “moon”. Details are fun to find the first few times one gets to … Continue reading "Photographing Pandora Details in Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Photographing Disney Statues in the Magic Kingdom

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The Hub in front of Cinderella Castle was expanded a couple of years ago into the Central Plaza. When that happened the Disney character statuettes which were near the Partners statue moved to the new Main Street Plaza Gardens in front of Casey’s Corner and Plaza Restaurant. If you happen to have some free time … Continue reading "Photographing Disney Statues in the Magic Kingdom"
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Photographing While Riding at Walt Disney World

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One of the hot topics I get asked about a lot is photographing while on a ride at Disney themeparks. There is an easy way and a harder way which I will be talking about and giving examples. First, let me stress the importance of securing your camera while on rides. Whether you are taking … Continue reading "Photographing While Riding at Walt Disney World"
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What’s My Aperture – Solved!

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Last week I showed you the two photos below and asked for your educated guesses as to what Aperture was used for each. All of the responses were very close and along the lines which Steve answered: First one would be 2.8 (zoom) or 1.8 (nifty fifty) as the depth of field is small leaving … Continue reading "What’s My Aperture – Solved!"
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Color Composition at Walt Disney World

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There are many rules of composition in photography, like the Rule of Thirds, symmetry, golden triangle and others. One thing that is often overlooked is using color in composition. Color can be used to lead the viewer’s eye to the subject, create a response in the viewer or even frame an image. When studying this … Continue reading "Color Composition at Walt Disney World"
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Hollywood Studios in Chrome

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In the past I have told you about how to use selective focus. Further, I have said it is a good way to make busy backgrounds disappear into a soft blur called bokeh. In looking over my past posts, I never showed you an example. Have you all seen the car on Sunset Boulevard under … Continue reading "Hollywood Studios in Chrome"
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Animal Portraits

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In the past I have shown you a portrait of a Wood Stork but I never went into details as to how to make a good animal portrait. The principles are the same as a good human portrait. Good lighting, good background, sharp focus, fill the frame (or crop after) and good exposure. In most … Continue reading "Animal Portraits"
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