Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Bringing a heavy telephoto zoom lens is something I have only done at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a couple of times. In fact, the last time was back in 2013. Looking through these, I will be bringing it again. The lens I am talking about is the Nikon 80-400mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AF VR Zoom lens. It … Continue reading "Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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In Search of Nepal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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I know I will never travel to Nepal like Indiana Jones did. Luckily, I can photograph Walt Disney World’s version of Nepal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expedition: EVEREST. I am always searching for new angles and compositions like Indy searched for rare artifacts. Walking over the metal bridge with Everest behind me I spotted one … Continue reading "In Search of Nepal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Getting in Close at Casey’s Corner

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One of the tips I mentioned last week in the Disney Camera Tips to Start Out 2017 article was to get in close and fill the frame. I thought I would demonstrate the tip today. Using a camera with a 50mm prime lens which, is a lens with a fixed focal length, I spotted this … Continue reading "Getting in Close at Casey’s Corner"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Portraits

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The definition of a portrait is a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. In our case, photography is our medium of choice. While the dictionary uses “person”, I would substitute “subject” as portraits do not necessarily have to be human. Take for instance … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Portraits"
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Epcot Night Portrait

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Ever wonder how the Disney PhotoPass Cast Members get those night photos of people in front of Walt Disney World icons? It is not very hard IF you use the right equipment. You will need a flash, a tripod or an Image Stablized Lens and patient subjects. For the night portrait below, I did not … Continue reading "Epcot Night Portrait"
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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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Tarzan’s Treehouse in Disneyland

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Broken portrait of Tarzan’s human parents found in Adventureland.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 1400, EV 0, 135mm focal length. Broken glass on a framed portrait remains in a treehouse years after a leopard had attacked Tarzan’s parents. The same place where Karla, a gorilla, found him as an infant to be raised by her. The … Continue reading "Tarzan’s Treehouse in Disneyland"
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Wishes Christmas Card from the Magic Kingdom

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Wishes Christmas Card from the Magic Kingdom. A scanned image of my family’s Christmas card for this year. My friend and Disney contract photographer, Bob Desmond, who was kind enough to take on the challenge when I first proposed a photo of my family during the production of Wishes, the nightly fireworks show in the … Continue reading "Wishes Christmas Card from the Magic Kingdom"
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Outdoor Portrait Lighting Jedi Style

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Making girls soon on the mean Streets of America was Anakin Skywalker, of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The brooding soon-to-turn bad guy, stood out in the hot sun (ours not his), greeting fans, posing for photos, and signing autographs. Let’s find out if he used Jedi mind tricks on me. My Canon … Continue reading "Outdoor Portrait Lighting Jedi Style"
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