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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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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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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Off to a Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Hollyood Studios

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Imperial Storm Trooper patrols the enterance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 160mm focal length. Scott is off this week visiting his friends from a Galaxy Far, Far Away during Star Wars Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. May the Force Be with Him so he can … Continue reading "Off to a Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Hollyood Studios"
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Photographing in the World of Disney Store

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The World of Disney store at Downtown Disney Marketplace is as exciting to photograph in as one of the parks. Especially, if you put a Nifty-Fifty (50mm f/1.8) lens on your dSLR camera. There are all kinds of subjects and compositions to discover while other members of your party do the heavy-duty work of buying … Continue reading "Photographing in the World of Disney Store"
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Echo Park Drive

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Echo Park Drive intersects with Sunset Plaza in this sign near Echo Lake.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 170mm focal length. There are lots of things to see and do as you walk around Echo Lake in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Next time you are near Echo Lake, look for the details in the … Continue reading "Echo Park Drive"
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Shopping in Epcot

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Do you like to shop? Even when on vacation at Walt Disney World? When traveling with my wife and two daughters, shopping is a part of the trip. I do like to shop though not as much as they do. Luckily, I have a camera with me and find my own kind of shopping…capturing details … Continue reading "Shopping in Epcot"
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China’s Stone Dragons

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Dragon stone carving in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at China.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/1600s, f/2.5, ISO 200, EV +0.3. I am constantly surprised at the amount of detail I find in all the pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase. I found this craved dragon of stone in front of the Hall of Prayer … Continue reading "China’s Stone Dragons"
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