Portraiture in the Magic Kingdom

When traveling with friends, family or just your significant other at Walt Disney World, we all like to take portraits. The first task is to find a good background for the portrait. Luckily, you can find the all over Walt Disney World.

For instance, in the Magic Kingdom, I found just outside the entrance to Adventureland this Tiki God. My model on this day was my daughter who has helped me in the past. However, I did make a mistake. Can you see it?

Magic Kingdom Portrait 01
Young woman posing with a Tiki God outside of the Adventureland entrance in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 100, EV 0, 27mm Focal Length, Fill Flash.

Another Tiki God was popping out of the back of her head. I did not see it as I was concentrating on my subject and forget to check around her before taking the photo. This is the reason I often check my camera’s LCD to verify the photo. I saw the issue and adjusted her position and my camera position.

Magic Kingdom Portrait 02
Young woman posing with a Tiki God outside of the Adventureland entrance in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 100, EV 0, 34mm Focal Length, Fill Flash.

Ah, much better. In both cases I used Fill Flash to soften any hard shadows as the Sun was shining directly on her.

Later, my model posed for me in Tomorrowland inside the Metrophone booth. This time I took in more of her surroundings for a fun portrait.

Magic Kingdom Portrait 03
Young woman posing inside the Metrophone in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 160, EV 0, 31mm Focal Length.

For more on taking portraits at Walt Disney World, visit these links:

More on Magic Kingdom Portraits (you’ll recognize the model)

Epcot Night Portrait

What locations at Walt Disney World do you like to take portraits?

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Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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