Return of the Fisheye Lens to Epcot

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Back in 2013, I wrote about my ideas for using a Fisheye lens. What I did not say was how easy it was to leave the Fisheye lens on the camera. Case in point was this day in Epcot. My family started the day with a FastPass+ at Test Track. I had an idea for … Continue reading "Return of the Fisheye Lens to Epcot"
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Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR at Walt Disney World

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If you have followed Photographic Innoventions long enough, you would know I am a big fan of Super Zoom Lenses. For a cropped sensor camera, the 18-200mm and 18-300mm are the ranges used. For a full frame sensor camera, the 28-300mm is the range. All are image stabilized (IS for Canon, VR for Nikon and … Continue reading "Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR at Walt Disney World"
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Zoom In Or Zoom Out

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When point and shoot cameras went from fixed lenses to zoom lenses, photography for the average family went to a whole new level. Moms quickly learned to narrow in on their kids’ beautiful green eyes and dads got better images of their soccer stars kicking the winning goal. It’s a basic function of modern-day digital … Continue reading "Zoom In Or Zoom Out"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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I have often heard the story about Walt Disney wanting to use real animals for the Jungle Cruise until someone told him the animals would not be where he wanted them. He quickly switched to Audio-Animatronic animals and the rest, as they say, is history. Still, I think Walt would have approved of the Kilimanjaro … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Using a Super Zoom Lens at Walt Disney World

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I am a big fan of using Super Zoom lenses on digital SLR cameras. When I travel to places like Walt Disney World, I do not want to be carrying a lot of heavy equipment. A Super Zoom lens lets me go with a small pouch which holds an extra battery, memory cards, lens cleaning … Continue reading "Using a Super Zoom Lens at Walt Disney World"
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A Disney Photographer’s Christmas List

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Can you believe it will be Thanksgiving next week here in the United States? Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties have started and the Dream Lights are back on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World. The calendar is giving us an extra week of Christmas shopping and I thought I would give you a few suggestions … Continue reading "A Disney Photographer’s Christmas List"
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Prime Epcot

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Prime Epcot When I am in a photography funk and want to challenge myself, I take my favorite zoom lens off my camera and put on my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. What I call the Nifty-Fifty. I did this for a day at Epcot and came away with some of the best photos I … Continue reading "Prime Epcot"
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Tiki Gods in the Magic Kingdom

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A few weeks ago I reviewed the ebook, 10 Must Take Photos for the Magic Kingdom. At the time I mentioned I would be using the book on my next trip. The one photo which intrigued me the most was found on page 19, the Tiki Gods. The monolithic Tikis are found in Adventureland in … Continue reading "Tiki Gods in the Magic Kingdom"
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Tripod vs. Hand Held Comparison

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In my recent article on Using a Tripod at Walt Disney World, I talked about the advantages of using a tripod over trying to hand hold a camera when light levels are low like at night. This week I want to show you by comparing two photographs of the same subject using both techiques. I … Continue reading "Tripod vs. Hand Held Comparison"
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Zoom Zoom!

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Do you have a zoom lens for your digital SLR? Most people do as they tend to be purchased as a kit and the lens in the kit is usually a zoom lens either in the 18-55mm or 55-200mm range. Maybe you got both or have one with a different range. Besides the advantage of … Continue reading "Zoom Zoom!"
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