Riding the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

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This week I am taking you on one of my favorite rides, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I know some people may have never ridden RnRC so here’s your chance. After waiting in the queue (hopefully you used FastPass), you are ushered into a recording studio where Aerosmith is … Continue reading "Riding the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Dark Rides

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Dark rides are the most challenging for us Disney photographers. Light is only available directly on the places Disney wants it and, while our eyes have no trouble, our cameras get starved for light. For years I got blurry photos. In fact I still do but I’ve gotten better. Fast prime lenses like the 50mm … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Dark Rides"
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Fire Slide

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Last week I talked about using long exposures to show water as silky flow over waterfalls. The same technique can be used to show movement for other subjects. During the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is an exciting chase scene with motorcycles ending with the bad guy sliding through a wall of fire. I … Continue reading "Fire Slide"
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On-Ride Photos

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I do and I’m sure many of you do it. Using our cameras while on a Disney ride or attraction. In the past I’ve shared one on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Test Track. Please, if you attempt ride photography do not endanger yourself or anyone riding with you. I make sure I am securely … Continue reading "On-Ride Photos"
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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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Panning for Gold

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The technique of panning to convey a sense of motion is one that takes practice. Instead of worrying about depth of field as you would for a landscape or a portrait, slow shutter speeds and steady hands are what is needed to get a good panned photo. For unlike most photography, panning means you move … Continue reading "Panning for Gold"
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At Speed & Young

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Racing along Tomorrowland Indy Speedway.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/20s, f/18, 200 ISO, 0 EV, 95mm Focal Length Racing along Tomorrowland Indy Speedway in the Magic Kingdom, this young driver is taking his Mom for the ride of her life. Can you tell how fast this car is going? Tomorrowland Indy cars can only reach a maximum speed … Continue reading "At Speed & Young"
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Liberty Belle

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Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 2.5s shutter, f5, ISO 800 My Pic of the Week for motion is a shot of the Liberty Belle’s paddlewheel in the Magic Kingdom. Capturing motion in your picture can completely change the look and feel of the photo. I could have used a much faster … Continue reading "Liberty Belle"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Motion

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Motion is this week’s theme. This club closed down on Sept. 27, 2008 along with the rest of Pleasure Island’s nightlife. Canon 30D, Canon 17-40mm L IS, ISO 250, f14, 1.3 seconds Do you think I am being too literal? OK, OK all or some joking aside, there are several ways to both capture and … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Motion"
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Test Track High Banks

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At speed on Test Track’s high banked turns in Epcot.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/40s, f/8, 200 ISO, -0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length I’m a big NASCAR fan. I even did Richard Petty’s Driving Experience once at Walt Disney World. For my Disney Pic of the Week featuring a Ride, I picked the next best thing to feeling … Continue reading "Test Track High Banks"
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