Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China

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SHANGHAI, June 16, 2016 — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic Grand Opening today, culminating one of Disney’s most ambitious projects ever. The wonder and imagination of Disney greeted the people of China in magical new ways as the gates opened to Shanghai Disneyland, … Continue reading "Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Topiaries

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Each year during the annual Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, Disney brings out many topiaries to decorate both Future World and World Showcase. The topiaries come in many sizes from very small to extremely large like the Dragon I photographed in Epcot’s China pavilion in front of the scaled replica of the Hall of … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Topiaries"
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Framing the Gates of Epcot

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Unlike framing a picture to hang on a wall, using a “frame” in your photographs is very different. By doing so you give the image added depth, leads the viewer to the main subject and gives the photo context and sense of place. This is especially true with architectural subjects like arches or gates. Epcot’s … Continue reading "Framing the Gates of Epcot"
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Easy Photography Special Effects

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Sometimes the cooler shots come along by accident. While visiting the China pavilion in Epcot, I approached a figure in a glass display. As I moved, I immediately noticed that the seam in the glass allowed me to have some fun. What I first saw. Slight adjustment in my position and I doubled the gentleman’s … Continue reading "Easy Photography Special Effects"
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Play the Waiting Game at Walt Disney World

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Returning to Epcot for another tip on photographing in busy tourist attractions using Walt Disney World examples. This one can be tough if you are traveling with children but not impossible. Even as busy as a Disney themepark can be, if you wait a bit, an opportunity will present itself. The first photo of the … Continue reading "Play the Waiting Game at Walt Disney World"
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Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot

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Happy Birthday to me. OK, now that I got that out of the way, if you’ve missed any of my previous trip report blog entries, the links are posted for your clicking convenience. Disney’s Animal Kingdom posted Feb. 13th Magic Kingdom posted Feb. 20th Disney’s Hollywood Studios posted Feb. 23rd Downtown Disney and More posted … Continue reading "Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot"
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Vacation Photography at Walt Disney World

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Last week we talked about what makes a good Travel Photograph. This week, I am talking about what makes a good Vacation Photograph. It will not surprise you to hear they both are very much a like. You want them to tell a story and to give a sense of place or where you were … Continue reading "Vacation Photography at Walt Disney World"
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Epcot Flowers

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Hanging flowers in front of Epcot’s Italy pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/100s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, polarizer filter. It was a beautiful Autumn day in Epcot’s World Showcase when I took this photo featuring these beautiful flowers in hanging pots in front of the Italy pavilion. I used a small aperture of f/16 … Continue reading "Epcot Flowers"
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