Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'bokeh'

Photographing Pandora Details in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Touring Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom you certainly feel like you are in a different place. Sounds and sights are similar but different. There is a mix of real and imagined flora and fauna...

Photographing Disney Statues in the Magic Kingdom

The Hub in front of Cinderella Castle was expanded a couple of years ago into the Central Plaza. When that happened the Disney character statuettes which were near the Partners statue moved to the new Main Street Plaza Gardens...

Off to a Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney's Hollyood Studios

Imperial Storm Trooper patrols the enterance to Disney's Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 160mm focal length. Scott is off this week visiting his friends from a Galaxy Far, Far Away during...

Photographing in the World of Disney Store

The World of Disney store at Downtown Disney Marketplace is as exciting to photograph in as one of the parks. Especially, if you put a Nifty-Fifty (50mm f/1.8) lens on your dSLR camera. There are all kinds of subjects...

Echo Park Drive

Echo Park Drive intersects with Sunset Plaza in this sign near Echo Lake.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 170mm focal length. There are lots of things to see and do as you walk around Echo Lake in...

Shopping in Epcot

Do you like to shop? Even when on vacation at Walt Disney World? When traveling with my wife and two daughters, shopping is a part of the trip. I do like to shop though not as much as they...

China's Stone Dragons

Dragon stone carving in front of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest at China.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/1600s, f/2.5, ISO 200, EV +0.3. I am constantly surprised at the amount of detail I find in all the pavilions in Epcot's...

Italian Volcano Ovens in Epcot

Chefs work to feed the three wood fired ovens at Via Napoli.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 400, EV +0.6 Napoli restaurant has become my favorite restaurant in Epcot's World Showcase. On my last trip I got in low at...

Hollywood Studios in Chrome

In the past I have told you about how to use selective focus. Further, I have said it is a good way to make busy backgrounds disappear into a soft blur called bokeh. In looking over my past posts,...

Happy Mickey Mouse Ears!

Mickey Mouse ears ornament.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 720, EV -0.3, 200mm focal length Scott is celebrating the coming year with family today. He will be back next week!...

Perspectives

Perspective is defined as " to look through". For photographers, it means to look at something differently. To find new perspectives. At Walt Disney World, where people take millions of photographs each year, finding new perspectives can seem a daunting...

Selective Focus

I'm sure many of you have seen photos where the subject is tack sharp but the background is totally out of focus. This technique is called Selective Focus and is a simple one to master. Here's all you need...

Photographic Innoventions: Watch Your Back(grounds)

One of the problems we all have at Walt Disney World is distracting backgrounds. From sharing the resorts with thousands of other guests to uncooperative animals or characters, backgrounds are hard to control. So, what's a photographer to do? First,...

Photographic Innoventions: Bokeh!

No, it's not the name of a new ballroom dance craze. Bokeh is used to describe a certain camera lens characteristic. Bokeh comes from the Japanese word "boke" which means fuzzy. Sounds like a strange characteristic for a lens to...

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