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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Eliminating Distracting Backgrounds at Walt Disney World

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Here are a few ideas on how to separate your subject from its background which are often busy at Walt Disney World. I have previously gone into detail on how to use Aperture mode on a dSLR camera to blur out the background while keeping the subject sharp and clear. For compact cameras and on … Continue reading "Eliminating Distracting Backgrounds at Walt Disney World"
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Selective Focusing at Walt Disney World

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This is the second 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. Last week, I talked about Hyperfocus where everything in an image is in focus. This week is all about picking out an object and selectively focusing … Continue reading "Selective Focusing at Walt Disney World"
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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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Photographing a Star in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Whenever the Citizens of Hollywood set up shop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios there will soon be a gathering of park guests around them. To make sure to separate the lovely and talented Evie Starlight from the people behind her, I made sure to shoot my lens wide open at f/5.6. Shooting wide open means using … Continue reading "Photographing a Star in Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Photographing Details at Walt Disney World

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Disney parks are known for many things. Attention to detail and incorporating detail is one of them. Focusing on the little details at a busy tourist attraction like Walt Disney World is one way to get photos which do not include people. Taking a stroll down Sunset Blvd. in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I came upon … Continue reading "Photographing Details at Walt Disney World"
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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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Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness Resort

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The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show playbill from the Pioneer Hall balcony.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/50s, f/3.5, ISO 4000, EV 0, 28mm focal length. My wife and I have attended the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show at the Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground six times since our honeymoon back in 1983. Back then the Hoop-Dee-Doo was considered … Continue reading "Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at Fort Wilderness Resort"
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