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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Camera Buying Tips

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Cameras of all types were used on an All Ears Photo Walk around Cresent Lake. Are you looking for a camera to give this Christmas? Maybe even to yourself? Here are a few websites I use when researching a photographic purchase of any kind. The first has been around for as long as I can … Continue reading "Camera Buying Tips"
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Zoom In Or Zoom Out

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When point and shoot cameras went from fixed lenses to zoom lenses, photography for the average family went to a whole new level. Moms quickly learned to narrow in on their kids’ beautiful green eyes and dads got better images of their soccer stars kicking the winning goal. It’s a basic function of modern-day digital … Continue reading "Zoom In Or Zoom Out"
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Tips for New Camera Owners

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I’m going to quickly give you a rundown on everything you need to know. Ready? 1. Read the manual 2. Charge your lithium-ion battery. If the camera takes AA, get yourself rechargeables. 3. Keep your camera safe and protected in a padded or hard shell camera bag. 4. All digital point and shoots have some … Continue reading "Tips for New Camera Owners"
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Miniature Jungle Cruise

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It will come as no surprise to you that I love the puns and corny jokes told by Jungle Cruise skippers. I have sailed passed the backside of water countless times. As such, I’ve taken the same photos over, and over, and over again. On a fairly recent trip, I decided to play with the … Continue reading "Miniature Jungle Cruise"
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Fish-eye Muppet Fun

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Grab your point and shoot camera manuals and see if your camera can do this, fish-eye effect. Fish what? Fish-eye lenses are especially designed for SLR cameras and some high end point and shoots. Nowadays with computer programs in digital point and shoot cameras, the effect can be replicated. Just keep in mind it’s not … Continue reading "Fish-eye Muppet Fun"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Illuminations

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The current Illuminations fireworks show, Reflections of Earth, is a fabulous show right in the heart of Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon. I believe it it the closest guests get to a Disney fireworks show at Walt Disney World. I recently shared with you photography tips and a new favorite location for Illuminations. For this Disney … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Illuminations"
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Save the Photography Industry and Your Memories

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Last week, my jaw hit the floor as I walked into my local privately owned camera store and photo lab. Nearly everything was on sale from 25 – 80% off and they had sold all photo printing and processing equipment. I wanted to scream and cry at the same time. “Now what?!” was all I … Continue reading "Save the Photography Industry and Your Memories"
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A Disney Photographer’s Christmas List

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Can you believe it will be Thanksgiving next week here in the United States? Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties have started and the Dream Lights are back on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World. The calendar is giving us an extra week of Christmas shopping and I thought I would give you a few suggestions … Continue reading "A Disney Photographer’s Christmas List"
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