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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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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Photo Ratios on Walt Disney World Images

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Photographic ratios come in many sizes. Most digital SLR cameras follow the 35mm film ratio of 2×3 which many people know as 4×6 or Standard size. The photo of Cinderella Castle at dusk in the Magic Kingdom is shown in the 2×3 ratio. For years it was hard to find frames for this ratio but … Continue reading "Photo Ratios on Walt Disney World Images"
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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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Disney Architectural Photography – Part 3

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In Part 1 of Architectural Photography at Walt Disney World we discussed the kind of equipment and techniques for architectural photography. In Part 2, we talked about how composition plays an important part in using the equipment. For Part 3, as in all photography, it comes down to the Light. Granted you can take photos … Continue reading "Disney Architectural Photography – Part 3"
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Walt Disney World in Black and White

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I always associate Disney with color. Which is interesting because I first watched Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color television show on my family’s black and white tv back in the mid-1960’s. With that in mind, this week I decided to visit each of Walt Disney World’s themeparks in Black and White. All of these … Continue reading "Walt Disney World in Black and White"
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Reviewing the Photography of Holiday Lights at Walt Disney World and Beyond

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To all my fellow US of A citizens, hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Did you put up your Christmas lights yet? Each year I like to share my past articles on how best to photograph holiday light displays at home and in a Disney themepark or resort. First, I would like to share … Continue reading "Reviewing the Photography of Holiday Lights at Walt Disney World and Beyond"
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Photographing Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom

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The new Happily Ever After Fireworks and Castle Projection Show in the Magic Kingdom is wonderful, beautiful, uplifting, emotional and a visual and musical delight. But, for a still photographer, like myself, it is extremely challenging. I like my firework photographs to have colorful long streams and bursts. For the previous fireworks show, Wishes, the … Continue reading "Photographing Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom"
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Cinderella Castle Study in Long Exposures

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Here is a simple study on the effects of shutter speed when doing long exposures. As I waited for the projection and firework shows, I photographed Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom using longer and longer shutter speeds. Each photo was taken with a Nikon D750 full-frame digital SLR camera using a Nikon 24-120mm lens … Continue reading "Cinderella Castle Study in Long Exposures"
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