Disney Pic of the Week: Souvenirs for Kids

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This week’s theme is Souvenirs for Kids. In my mind, plush toys are the most popular toys which kids want at any Disney themepark. Sized and priced for newborns all the way up to the kid in all of us. Shops like MouseGear in Epcot have shelves and even whole rooms filled with them. I … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Souvenirs for Kids"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Studios Yesterland

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On my last trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Streets of America were walled off in preparation to its transition into the new Star Wars and Pixar areas. It did make me a little sad as those streets, comprising the cities of New York and San Francisco, was a favorite place to stroll through. Full … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Studios Yesterland"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Hollywood Blvd.

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Things change at Walt Disney World over time. Right now a lot of things are changing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. A few years ago a big change occurred all over Walt Disney World when Kodak, a long time sponsor, was replaced by Nikon. This changed all the Picture Spots and the photography store on Hollywood … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Hollywood Blvd."
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Shopping Around Epcot’s World Showcase

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Shopping in Epcot’s World Showcase pavilions can be a lot of fun and very expensive. I prefer to “shop by camera” and to record items I find during my visits as the merchandise changes over time. For instance, upon leaving the Frozen Ever After ride and entering Puffin’s Roost shop in Epcot’s World Showcase Norway … Continue reading "Shopping Around Epcot’s World Showcase"
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Narrow Your Focus at Walt Disney World

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Another way to improve your photos at Walt Disney World and elsewhere is to use Selective Focus (click this link for details on how to create it). Most people try to put the foreground subject in sharp focus with this method. One can also put the foreground in soft focus and let the subject in … Continue reading "Narrow Your Focus at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Main Street USA

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When touring Walt Disney World with friends and family who have never been to the Magic Kingdom, I tell them how I do not feel like I am at Disney until I walk up Main Street USA. It is hard to describe but if feels timeless. Yes, things have changed over the years but the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Main Street USA"
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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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Disney Pic of the Week: Shopping

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How did I get to lead off the Disney Pic of the Week about Shopping? Could it be having a wife and two daughters with me on most of my trips to Walt Disney World sort of makes me an expert? Perhaps. I have spent many an hour in the shops at every park and … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Shopping"
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Photographing Patterns at Walt Disney World

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Patterns can be boring to look at for most people. Not to us photographers. Patterns are facinating to photograph. They are all around us once we train our brains to see them. Lots of times, we will ignore patterns and fail to see their photographic potential. Take for instance when we browse the shops at … Continue reading "Photographing Patterns at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Mouse Ears

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Walt Disney World may no longer celebrate special anniversary years but they do like to sell special anniversary merchandise. Such was the case for Epcot’s 30th Anniversary last year. Back in 2011, you could find lots of merchandise for the Magic Kingdom’s 40th Anniversary which is where I found these Mickey Mouse Ears. 40th Anniversary … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Mouse Ears"
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