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Mickey’s MouseKosh overalls drying near the garden outside his Country House in Toontown Fair.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/640s, f/1.8, 200 ISO, +0.6 EV Drying outside his Country House’s garden, Mickey’s MouseKosh overalls are selectively focused. By setting the aperture to f/1.8 on my nifty-fifty (50mm prime lens) and carefully focusing on the overalls throwing the background out … Continue reading "More Nifty-Fifty"
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Nifty-Fifty

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The definition of a Nifty-Fifty is an inexpensive 50mm prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and Canon 50mm f/1.8 both come in at under $140 and work on most Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras. Most other camera systems have this focal length in a prime lens also. A … Continue reading "Nifty-Fifty"
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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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Brother, can you spare a dime?

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A scene from the American Adventure.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/50s, f/1.8, ISO 800, EV 0, 50mm Focal Length Photographing the American Adventure show is a challenge for me and my camera. On my last trip, I was able to sit close enough to use my fastest lens, the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 or Nifty Fifty. That allowed me … Continue reading "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
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Pixelmania!

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What happens when you mix a love of Disney, a group of photography fanatics and a time to experience both? You get Pixelmania! The theme for Pixelmania was “A gathering of photography, friends & fun!” Hosted by The Magic In Pixels founder, Tim Devine, at Walt Disney World from December 3 to 6, 2009, Pixelmania … Continue reading "Pixelmania!"
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No Tripod Night Photography at Disney Springs

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Disney Springs at Walt Disney World is one place I very rarely bring a tripod to at night. Mainly because there is often a restaurant reservation with family or friends involved and I like to give them a break. That does not mean my camera is left behind. With today’s digital SLR or mirrorless cameras, … Continue reading "No Tripod Night Photography at Disney Springs"
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Composing Photographs at Walt Disney World

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This week I am going to show you three photos taken at Walt Disney World and discuss them. I will share the equipment used, how I did it and why. The “why” here in the first photo is easy to explain. I was waiting for my family to check-in at the Port Orleans-Riverside Resort. I … Continue reading "Composing Photographs at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Vacation Planning for 2018

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As I take a deep breath now that Spring has arrived in the Northeast region of the United States, I am beginning to plan for my upcoming vacations. Two of them will be Disney related. In September, I will be going out to sea again on the Disney Cruise Line’s beautiful Disney Dream. This time … Continue reading "Disney Vacation Planning for 2018"
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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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