P for Program Assist

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The past couple of weeks I’ve showed you how to control depth of field with Aperture Priority mode and to slow or freeze motion in Shutter Priority mode. What if I was to tell you about a mode which automatically selects a good exposure (aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed) to start with and allows you … Continue reading "P for Program Assist"
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Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic – Day 5

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MouseFanTravel President Beci Mahnken was part of the first ever Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic Tour! Day 5 – Behind the Orange Grove It was a late night last night and the alarm came early again to ensure we made the 7 am meet time. But who could resist all the rides just begging to … Continue reading "Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic – Day 5"
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Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 5

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We went to the Wilderness Lodge for breakfast. I highly recommend eating at Whispering Canyon! The food is good and the atmosphere is fun. I didn’t have any strawberry jam so I asked the waiter for some and he yelled out to the restaurant if anyone had strawberry jam and they had to run and … Continue reading "Walt Disney World as a Teen!!! Part 5"
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Light Meter: Shoot from Different Angles

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As they say, variety is the spice of life. It’s easy to “spice up” your photographs by simply taking a few minutes to walk around and shoot from different positions. You may find yourself standing on benches, crouching down or leaning over things. Sure you’ll garner strange looks from people but you’ll have the cooler … Continue reading "Light Meter: Shoot from Different Angles"
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The Day The Tower Opened: Part III

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Thirteen years later it was all coming back to me, the anticipation, the excitement, and the thrill of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. As I read through my trip report of 13 years back what struck me as most interesting was my observations as my daughter, son, and I came to the bottom of … Continue reading "The Day The Tower Opened: Part III"
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The Day the Tower Opened: Part II

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It’s always exciting to do a soft opening of a Walt Disney World attraction. such was the case back in 1994 when my family and I were among the first to experience the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. When we left off in Part 1 we were sitting in the elevator. My son, daughter and … Continue reading "The Day the Tower Opened: Part II"
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The Day the Tower Opened: Part I

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When I had read about how the upcoming Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K is to commemorate the 13th year anniversary of the opening of this attraction, I could not help but think about my first encounter with the Tower 13 years ago. I remember that July trip back in 1994 and wondering when I … Continue reading "The Day the Tower Opened: Part I"
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