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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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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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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Nikon Picture Spots at Walt Disney World

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Looking for a great place for a picture perfect photo at Walt Disney World? Using all the techniques I have outlined the last few weeks, Disney and Nikon have teamed up to take the guess work out of a good photo location. Look for Nikon Picture Spots throughout the parks. They were chosen to provide … Continue reading "Nikon Picture Spots at Walt Disney World"
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Narrow Your Focus at Walt Disney World

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Another way to improve your photos at Walt Disney World and elsewhere is to use Selective Focus (click this link for details on how to create it). Most people try to put the foreground subject in sharp focus with this method. One can also put the foreground in soft focus and let the subject in … Continue reading "Narrow Your Focus at Walt Disney World"
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More Topiaries from Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival

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This week’s Disney Pic of the Week theme was Topiaries. A topiary is a shrubs or trees clipped into ornamental shapes. Disney landscape artists have been using topiaries since the early 1960’s at Disneyland. The annual Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot gives these artists a larger venue to show, astound and thrill Walt Disney … Continue reading "More Topiaries from Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival"
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Foreground Objects at Epcot

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More on Aperture this week with a pinch of composition. I am going to guess most of the time the subject you are photographing is in front of something. Have you ever tried putting something in front of the subject? During last year’s Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, a temporary entertainment location was put … Continue reading "Foreground Objects at Epcot"
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Disney Food Photography

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Have a question for you…do you photograph the food at Walt Disney World restaurants? You do! Then you are going to like this week’s topic. Below is a set of photos from various Disney restaurants and how I took them. Sometimes you just need spaghetti and meatballs and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano in Disney’s Hollywood … Continue reading "Disney Food Photography"
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Using Hyperfocus at Walt Disney World

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This is the first of three blogs about subjects being taught at the Focus on Epcot Photowalk held on Monday, February 9, 2015. Click the link for more information. If you look at any travel magazines or websites, you will notice many of the photos showing such exotic places as tropical beaches, snowy mountain peaks … Continue reading "Using Hyperfocus at Walt Disney World"
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