Illuminations from Showcase Plaza

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As you walk from Future World to World Showcase in Epcot along the central promenade, there is an open area between the two stores called the Showcase Plaza. The plaza angles downward to the edge of the World Showcase Lagoon. At night, some of this area may be roped off for special groups and events … Continue reading "Illuminations from Showcase Plaza"
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EPCOT30 Celebration

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Future World from the monorail over Epcot.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/125, f/16, ISO 200, EV -0.6, 16mm focal length. A few things have changed in this view of Epcot’s Future World from the monorail since the park opened in 1982. The trees and landscaping have been expanded. There is a water play area and the Phineas … Continue reading "EPCOT30 Celebration"
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Illuminations over Imagination in Epcot

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I follow many photographers who enjoy perfecting their craft in Disney parks all over the world. These men and women come up with many photo ideas I often make note of these photos to try an attempt myself. These help to push my photographic skills as I try to master new techniques and see things … Continue reading "Illuminations over Imagination in Epcot"
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Canada Waterfall in Epcot

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Waterfalls are a favorite subject of photographers everywhere. Ever wonder how they get the water to look so silky even in the middle of the day? First, they use the lowest ISO on their digital camera around 100 to 200 depending on the camera. Second, they select small apertures like f/16 or f/22. This gets … Continue reading "Canada Waterfall in Epcot"
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Norway Polarized

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A Polarizer filter was used to deepen the blue in the sky above Epcot’s Norway pavillion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/13, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 56mm Focal Length, polarizer filter. A circular polarizer filter is a favorite of mine. It does two things very well. Removes the haze of a blue sky and create a deep blue … Continue reading "Norway Polarized"
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Photographing Fireworks – Part 2

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Last week I talked about how I photograph fireworks at Walt Disney World. This week I will use the same technique of a tripod, cable shutter release and setting the shutter speed to Bulb in Manual exposure mode. This allows me to control how long the shutter will be open. So, what’s different? I am … Continue reading "Photographing Fireworks – Part 2"
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Vocab Remix

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Wiki, wiki. :slides hand forward and back pretending to scratch vinyl: Wiki, wiki. All you cool kats are in for some fun. I’m throwing down some old school verbage (aka reminding you by reposting 3 previous entries) to increase your know-how, how-to, and to-do. Fo’ Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful, Doc, Grumpy, and Happy. Yo ho, … Continue reading "Vocab Remix"
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Case for Using a Polarizer Filter

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In this age when photo software can duplicate almost any effect film photographers used filters for, I still find one filter very useful. The Polarizing filter does just what polarizer sunglasses do, they cut down on the glare from the sun. Most people use a circular polarizing filter which means the filter moves once it … Continue reading "Case for Using a Polarizer Filter"
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Photography Vocabulary 102

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There are accessories that help to complete a photographer’s outfit and by outfit, I mean gear, and by gear I mean equipment. Get your wallets out because you’ll want to go shopping after you finish reading this. Filters – Predominantly used on SLRs both film and digital, filters can create an amazing range of effects. … Continue reading "Photography Vocabulary 102"
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