Disney World Photography Tips and Advice

How to take great photos at Disney World. This week Donna (Bob’s wife) joins us with loads of photography tips for your Disney vacation. How to take Firework photos, how to take night shots, and how to add interest to your Disney vacation photos.

Donna also covers Disney park camera etiquette and loads of photo tips and tricks for your next trip.
So pick up your camera and get set for some fun photos.

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  1. These are good suggestions if you are trying to “freeze motion”. Wide aperture, fast shutter speeds and high ISOs are necessary especially in some of those super dark areas mentioned.

    However, another way to capture fireworks is in this fashion: http://www.flickr.com/photos/krisszupa/5826307519/in/photostream/lightbox/

    This style requires a small aperture (f/8-f/11 or smaller), slow shutter speeds (1s, 5s, 10s or even on the order of minutes), around 200 ISO, a tripod and a remote shutter or delay. On a tripod you won’t have to worry about blur (even though blur as seen above is not always the enemy) and getting quantity shots isn’t a requirement (although more fun!).

    The “Here, there and yonder” thing was interesting that I haven’t heard but makes sense. Will have to employ that compositional technique. In regards to Steve’s (?) question about depth of field f/stop was brought up. Yes, that is what creates the focus on the face and the very blurred background. The closer the f/number is to 1.8-2.8 the smaller the depth of field and the more blurry the background will be. Portrait mode is a good mode to get close to that, quickly.

    I have some fireworks shots of my own but not from Disney (that will change in May though). Since I haven’t been to Disney before, I was hoping this discussion would include more about angles, locations, things to shoot too. Maybe that can be a discussion at a later time or even in the forums, if its not there already.

    Thank you for this site. It has really helped me prepare for my trip in May. I really appreciate it!

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