Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot

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A monorail passes Journey into Imagination’s Reverse Waterfall as Illuminations fireworks explode overhead.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 15.7s, f/9, ISO 400, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Tripod. Scott is taking this week off to enjoy Fourth of July festivities which will include fireworks. It reminded him of this photo of a monorail passing Journey into Imagination’s Reverse … Continue reading "Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot"
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Fantasyland Rides in One Second

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Last week I showed you a few on ride photos. This week I want to expand on the motion aspect but from the outside of a moving ride. Returning at night to the Mad Tea Party (aka the Tea Cups) in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, I setup my camera with a Sigma 15mm Fisheye … Continue reading "Fantasyland Rides in One Second"
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Photographing Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom

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The new Happily Ever After Fireworks and Castle Projection Show in the Magic Kingdom is wonderful, beautiful, uplifting, emotional and a visual and musical delight. But, for a still photographer, like myself, it is extremely challenging. I like my firework photographs to have colorful long streams and bursts. For the previous fireworks show, Wishes, the … Continue reading "Photographing Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom"
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Photographing Pandora at Night in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Photographing Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at night poses many challenges. The first one I was lucky to avoid having visited just after Hurricane Irma had passed and attendance was way down. People will be everywhere with long lines for the two attractions which will test any photographer’s patience. Having … Continue reading "Photographing Pandora at Night in Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Cinderella Castle Study in Long Exposures

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Here is a simple study on the effects of shutter speed when doing long exposures. As I waited for the projection and firework shows, I photographed Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom using longer and longer shutter speeds. Each photo was taken with a Nikon D750 full-frame digital SLR camera using a Nikon 24-120mm lens … Continue reading "Cinderella Castle Study in Long Exposures"
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Disney Photographer Habits Part 2

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a few bad habits you want to stay away from when photographing at a Disney property. This week I want to go over a couple of good habits. I am often asked how I get such good photographs of Walt Disney World. I do a couple of … Continue reading "Disney Photographer Habits Part 2"
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Still Using HDR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Even with today’s software tools like MacPhun’s Intensify, I still find taking a set of photographs to create High Dynamic Range or HDR images worth my time in the field and in the digital dark room. With my cameras from Nikon, it is easy to create a bracketed set of image from -2 to +2 … Continue reading "Still Using HDR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Photographic Patience at Walt Disney World

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I covered this week’s theme on Patience before in a blog post entitled, “Play the Waiting Game at Walt Disney World” back in 2013. In it, I talked about waiting until I got a people free photo opportunity. This week I talk about another kind of patience. The kind we all face being a photographer … Continue reading "Photographic Patience at Walt Disney World"
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Disney Camera Tips to Start Out 2017

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Did you get a new camera for Christmas? Make a New Year’s resolution to learn how to use the fancy camera you got last year or the year before or a few years ago? Let me get you started. This post is for those using a digital SLR, mirrorless or advanced point & shoot cameras. … Continue reading "Disney Camera Tips to Start Out 2017"
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