Disney Pic of the Week: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

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We are just a few weeks away from the opening of Disney’s Hollywood Studios newest attraction called Toy Story Land. Before we all head online to get our FastPasses, let us remember what is currently available to see and do over the next few weeks at Hollywood Studios. Stunt Double/Actor avoids a spear during the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Princess Anna

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Princess Anna during the For the First Time in Forever: Frozen Sing-Along Celebration stage show.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/8, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 120mm Focal Length. I feel Princess Anna was the real Disney heroine of Frozen and really enjoyed photographing her during the First Time in Forever: Frozen Sing-Along Celebration stage show in the Hyperion … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Princess Anna"
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Disney Pic of the Week: ’50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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My family and I have enjoyed dining at the ’50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios since the park first opened back in 1989. I would call the food there “American Comfort”. The service I would call interactive and fun! If you are looking for a great experience and are willing to immerse yourself … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: ’50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Star Tours

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The anticipation as you watch the pre-boarding video at Star Tours in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in waiting for the doors to open gets your adrenaline pumping. You wonder which sequences will be shown and who will be the Rebel spy the Empire will be looking for. Maybe it will be you! Doors open to a … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Star Tours"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Echo Lake

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The Imagineers left quite a few nods to the glamour days of Hollywood when they built Disney’s MGM Studios and Echo Lake is a place where you can find all kinds of nuances. Think Rocketeer! There have been a few times, over the years, that Echo Lake was rumored to be demolished, but it’s still … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Echo Lake"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Echo Lake

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I have been asked so I am sure Disney Hollywood Studio Cast Members get asked all the time why there is a dinosaur along the shore of Echo Lake. Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction stand was part of the park’s opening day. The link leads you to a Jim Korkis article about the the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Echo Lake"
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Freezing the Action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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I do a lot of sports photography which is the home of fast shutter speeds. The faster the better to freeze the action and allow people to see the sports action in a whole new way. The same can be done at Walt Disney World. One of my favorite’s to use a fast shutter is … Continue reading "Freezing the Action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Documenting Details Around Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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I have had the pleasure of accompanying Disney Historian Jim Korkis and fellow photographers on tours around Walt Disney World. On each tour, Jim repeated how important it was to photograph and document “everything” in the parks and resorts. Over time, things change, get replaced or plain disappear from guest areas. With rumors swirling around … Continue reading "Documenting Details Around Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Echo Lake Sunset in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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As I was scouting locations for the Star Wars Weekend Fireworks, I checked out the view from across Echo Lake. It was late in the day and the Sun was just going down behind the palm trees to the right of Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner. This created a large light discrepancy between the bright … Continue reading "Echo Lake Sunset in Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Photographing Star Wars Weekends Fireworks

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Star Wars Weekends for 2014 ended each day with the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The show is done totally with music from the Star Wars movie saga. The fireworks used are the most advanced I have ever seen at a Disney themepark. Bursts would change colors in different directions and from the inside-out, … Continue reading "Photographing Star Wars Weekends Fireworks"
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