Zeroing Out

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Ever get to the Magic Kingdom and your family rushes up to get their photo taken in front of the Main Street Train Station. You snap a few shots and head into the park. You are half-way down Main Street USA when you take a peek at the photos and they are all overexposed. We … Continue reading "Zeroing Out"
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Refections of China

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China’s Temple of Heaven and reflection.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1s, f/16, 200 ISO, +0 EV, 18mm Focal Length Epcot’s China pavilion features it’s own Temple of Heaven complex with the three-tiered, circular Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is a one-half scale reproduction of its counterpart inside the Temple of Heaven complex near Beijing. Many of its … Continue reading "Refections of China"
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Nifty-Fifty

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The definition of a Nifty-Fifty is an inexpensive 50mm prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and Canon 50mm f/1.8 both come in at under $140 and work on most Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras. Most other camera systems have this focal length in a prime lens also. A … Continue reading "Nifty-Fifty"
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Using a Tripod at WDW

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Hollywood Studios Entrance.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 30s, f/16, ISO 200, +0.3 EV, 170mm Focal length, Tripod I have never carried a tripod into a Walt Disney World park until my last trip. I thought it would be too much trouble and a bother. However, if you plan ahead, it can be done without too much disruption to … Continue reading "Using a Tripod at WDW"
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Dream Reflection

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Racing along Tomorrowland Indy Speedway.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, 1100 ISO, 0 EV, 18mm Focal Length I had to wait until my last night before leaving to come home for this photo of Cinderella Castle being reflected in the moat. The days before were so windy there was too much water movement for the photograph I … Continue reading "Dream Reflection"
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Disney Pic of the Week – Water

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Disney Imagineers use water for landscaping, entertainment and transportation and is the theme for this week’s Disney Pic of the Week. The close up of the Liberty Bell’s water wheel show transportation and the beauty of water use in the Magic Kingdom. Lisa and Barrie will be showing their wet visions on Thursday and Saturday. … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week – Water"
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What’s In A Name

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One of the first things I had to deal with when I first started using a digital camera was how to organize all the files I was creating every time I went out taking photographs. The camera manufacturers think their simple system of a strange prefix followed by a number is what anyone would ever … Continue reading "What’s In A Name"
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Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture

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As we learned earlier, aperture is the size of the opening in the camera’s lens measured in f-stops. I know it sounds weird but the smaller the f-stop number the larger the opening. I want to show you today how you can take advantage of apertures to create outstanding photographs. Maximum Depth of Field or … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Creative Uses of Aperture"
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