Reflective Disney

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Reflections at Walt Disney World can be found in mirrors, windows, metal surfaces and in the rivers, lakes, fountains with still water. When using a reflective surface make sure you are not in the photo (unless your intention is to make a self portrait), watch for distortions and over exposed areas. It is hard to … Continue reading "Reflective Disney"
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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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Burst Mode

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When photographing an event or show which features fast action, I use what photographers refer to as Burst mode. Camera companies call it Continuous mode. Refer to your camera’s manual on how to set it. This mode will continuously fire your shutter as fast as the camera is able. The Nikon D70 I use is … Continue reading "Burst Mode"
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Walt Disney World in HDR

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High Dynamic Range imaging which is referred to simply as HDR is a process to increase the amount of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image. Digital cameras can handle from 4 to 7 stops of light. In contrast, the human eye can see 20 stops of light. People “see” in HDR. … Continue reading "Walt Disney World in HDR"
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Photographing Christmas Lights at Disney II

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Last year I gave you some tips on how to photograph Christmas light decorations at Walt Disney World and at home. This year I want to show you a couple of my results using those tips. I visited the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios last December. Putting my camera into … Continue reading "Photographing Christmas Lights at Disney II"
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Celebrating Hollywood Studios 20th Anniversary

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This past Friday, May 1st, Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The group from WDWCelebrations organized a two-day event for Disney fans to celebrate the anniversary. My day on Friday started very early, as I was to meet Adam Roth and Jason Diffendal, the co-founders of WDWCelebrations at the entrance to Hollywood Studios before … Continue reading "Celebrating Hollywood Studios 20th Anniversary"
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Don’t forget!

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My daughter and her beau walking on New York Street in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, 200 ISO, 0 EV, 18mm Focal length While I enjoy taking pictures of all the buildings, scenery, characters, parades and shows at Walt Disney World. I am there to enjoy it with my family, too. My daughters have … Continue reading "Don’t forget!"
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Visiting BoardWalk and Lights Motors Action!

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My wife Vickie and I strolled around the BoardWalk area recently on a warm Florida afternoon. Inside the BoardWalk Bakery, I ordered an espresso and Vickie a bottled water. I’d spotted two Mickey images in the past, on two aprons hanging on the right wall, and they’re still in place. Vickie thinks they’re more like … Continue reading "Visiting BoardWalk and Lights Motors Action!"
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Color Creativity

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Do you envision the universe in black and white, sepia, vivid color or cyanotype? Your camera does. Yes, it too sees life in artistic form, pointing out shadows that are more prominant in a story without color. Enjoying the richness of reds and greens that pop out from the scenery and making everything new look … Continue reading "Color Creativity"
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