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Flash Exposure Compensation

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Dudes! Welcome to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in sunny Florida. Today, we are like totally going over to The Great Movie Ride but before you ride the ride, you dudes are going to meet a friend of mine. He’s totally strong and super quiet so don’t get like all upset if he doesn’t like talk. Here … Continue reading "Flash Exposure Compensation"
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Flash Exposure Compensation

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Good morning. Good afternoon and good evening. Did you know that many a point and shoot camera allows you, the user, to adjust how much power the flash gives off? That’s right. You’ve got the power in your hands. When you learn to control that power you will be a force to be reckoned with. … Continue reading "Flash Exposure Compensation"
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Photographic Innoventions: Dialing in Digital Exposure

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Positive Exposure Compensation of +0.3 EV.© Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/50s, f5.6, 200 ISO Exposure Compensation allows you to adjust the exposure measured by the camera’s light meter and telling the camera to allow more light in (positive exposure compensation) or less light in (negative exposure compensation). On your digital SLR camera, look for … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Dialing in Digital Exposure"
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Photographic Innoventions: Mechanics of Exposure

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Cinderella topiary at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival. Copyright © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/160s, f/11, 200 ISO, -0.3 EC, 18mm Focal Length In digital photography, exposure is the total amount of light allowed to fall on to an image sensor. It’s really quite simple even though there’s a lot of science and engineering … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Mechanics of Exposure"
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Framing the Gates of Epcot

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Unlike framing a picture to hang on a wall, using a “frame” in your photographs is very different. By doing so you give the image added depth, leads the viewer to the main subject and gives the photo context and sense of place. This is especially true with architectural subjects like arches or gates. Epcot’s … Continue reading "Framing the Gates of Epcot"
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Photographing the American Adventure in Epcot

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Photographing the American Adventure audio-animatronics show in Epcot’s World Showcase is just like photographing one with live performers. Disney lights their shows the same regardless of the kind of performers. Very moody with bright areas used to focus the audience’s attention where the show’s producers want them to. I set my camera up to use … Continue reading "Photographing the American Adventure in Epcot"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Frozen Sing-Along

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Disney was caught off guard by the popularity of the animated musical, Frozen. It took time to develop something quickly for the parks but still of high quality. Last summer, the stage show For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-along Celebration debuted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as part of Frozen Summer Fun. This … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Frozen Sing-Along"
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Ceremonial Canoe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Our next stop is along the walk to Asia and just past the Yeti Shrine in Disney’s Animal Kingdom rests (rested) a very colorful ceremonial canoe. On a calm day, the water creates reflections of the canoe. To capture the beautiful colors of the canoe, I underexposed using exposure compensation by -0.3 of a stop. … Continue reading "Ceremonial Canoe in Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Advanced Dark Ride Photography at Walt Disney World

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I have talked about my attempts at photographing Disney dark rides in the past. I have not been satisfied with my results thus far. So, I contacted an expert. Michael Besant is an accomplished dark ride photographer and I asked him for his secret. Turns out I was not the only one to inquire and … Continue reading "Advanced Dark Ride Photography at Walt Disney World"
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Deep Colored Partners Statue in the Magic Kingdom

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How does a landscape photographer get those deep colors in their photos? Is it all done in photo software? There was no such thing as photo software a couple of decades ago. So, while today’s digital photographers may use software to deepen or saturate colors, it is easier to do so right in the camera. … Continue reading "Deep Colored Partners Statue in the Magic Kingdom"
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