Disney Pic of the Week: Cast Costumes in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Three years ago (how time flies!), I hosted an All Ears Photowalk which included a backstage tour of the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show. Our hosts for the tour was two of the stunt drivers we had been photographing at the last show. As you can imagine, their costumes were very different and fire … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Cast Costumes in Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

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The Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show in the Streets of America backlot area at Disney’s Hollywood Studio is an exciting, fast, adrenaline inducing live show. It is a fun and challenging to photograph with lots of fast action, jumps and stunts. Each stunt is carefully choreographed and practiced to look far more dangerous than … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show"
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Newbie and the Geek Take Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Last Wednesday I recapped our day at Magic Kingdom. The week before that was Animal Kingdom Disney’s Hollywood Studios marked our third consecutive day in a theme park. I’m certainly accustomed to back-to-back-to-back (to-back, etc..) adventures that last from morning until night but Yoli isn’t. When I advised her on preparing for the trip, I … Continue reading "Newbie and the Geek Take Disney’s Hollywood Studios"
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Photowalking the Streets of America

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Last month I hosted a photowalk on the Streets of America in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It did not turn out exactly as people thought it would. I had planned a surprise but could not revel it until the time of the photowalk as it was not confirmed until a couple of hours before the meet … Continue reading "Photowalking the Streets of America"
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Indiana Jones’ Hat

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Scott’s daughter modeling the Indiana Jones hat in the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost shop.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 400, EV +0.3, 27mm focal length, flash For my Disney Pic of Week on Indiana Jones I had my daughter model the famous Indiana Jones hat in the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost shop next to the Indiana … Continue reading "Indiana Jones’ Hat"
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New Gear!

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I want to first thank everyone who followed my trip down to Walt Disney World last weekend. I tweeted over 35 photos from my iPhone and many other tweets. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. What I did not tell you last week was I was bringing my new camera … Continue reading "New Gear!"
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Fire Slide

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Last week I talked about using long exposures to show water as silky flow over waterfalls. The same technique can be used to show movement for other subjects. During the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is an exciting chase scene with motorcycles ending with the bad guy sliding through a wall of fire. I … Continue reading "Fire Slide"
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Burst Mode

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When photographing an event or show which features fast action, I use what photographers refer to as Burst mode. Camera companies call it Continuous mode. Refer to your camera’s manual on how to set it. This mode will continuously fire your shutter as fast as the camera is able. The Nikon D70 I use is … Continue reading "Burst Mode"
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Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

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Action shots are especially hard to get with most point and shoot camera because they simply can’t take photos fast enough to freeze movement. There are however high-end point and shoots which allow the owner to use manual settings which open up a stream of possibilities. Once again, I picked up the Canon Powershot S5 … Continue reading "Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular"
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Photographic Innoventions: Virtual Borders

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Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom. © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/250s, f/8, 400 ISO, -0.3 EV, 80mm Focal Length This proves how popular Cinderella’s Castle really is. Just a few entries after Barrie posted about this most photographed object at Walt Disney World and here I am using this photo. I know many … Continue reading "Photographic Innoventions: Virtual Borders"
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