Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'character'

Disney Pic of the Week: Mulan

Mulan smiling for guests in Epcot's China pavilion.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/160s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 300mm Focal Length. Disney heroine, Mulan smiling for guests in Epcot's China pavilion....

Disney Pic of the Week: Best Photo of 2017

Last year, my wife and I became grandparents for the first time. We got to share my grandson's first character meal experience with him at the Crystal Palace restaurant in the Magic Kingdom a few months ago. At 8...

Meeting Eeyore in the Magic Kingdom

Meeting Eeyore at the Crystal Palace Restaurant Character meal.Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 500, EV 0, 65mm Focal Length, Bounce Flash. One of the joys of Walt Disney World is sharing the fun with family. Here you see my...

Disney Pic of the Week: Artisans at Work

Back in 2011, I had the pleasure of photographing the famed Disney character artist, Don "Ducky" Williams, during the "Everything's Just Ducky!" 15th Annversary AllEars.net Event in Epcot's Odyssey restaurant. He talked for nearly an hour all the while...

Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Heads in the Magic Kingdom

My last visit to Walt Disney World was the day after Labor Day here in the United States. Even so, the Magic Kingdom was all decked out for Halloween and the start of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties...

Disney Pic of the Week: Summertime

I think we can all agree that BF (Before Frozen), when someone asked for a photo about summertime, a snowman would be the last thing that would come to mind. After the Walt Disney Studios animated feature, Frozen, was...

Disney Pic of the Week: Castaway Cay

Every Disney Cruise Line Caribbean itinerary has a stop at Castaway Cay. Some even have more than one day there. It is my personal favorite of all the Disney Cruise Line Ports of Call. You don't have to worry...

Disney Pic of the Week: The Disney Dream

Each ship of the Disney Cruise Line can be identified by the character or characters on their bows sterns. For the Disney Dream, the scene is one taken from the animated classic, Fantasia, with Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's...

Disney Pic of the Week: Flower and Garden Festival

Each year's Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot features a different display in front of Spaceship Earth. in 2016, Daisy Duck was part of the display with her own vegetable stand. Daisy Duck's vegetable stand in front of Spaceship...

Disney Pic of the Week: Yesterland Disney Hollywood Studios

When Disney-MGM Studios (now called Disney's Hollywood Studios) opened in 1989, it was full of references from the 1988 mega hit Walt Disney movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. There is very little left of Roger Rabbit today at Disney's...

Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Photo from 2015

I went through all my Disney Pic of the Week entries for 2015 and found my favorite one. It also happens to be my wife's favorite character, too. It was so nice of Donald Duck to acknowledge me between...

Encounter with Darth Vader at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Darth Vader menacing young padawans and Scott at the Jedi Training Academy.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 450, EV 0, 135mm Focal Length. Scott is off to Walt Disney World this weekend and is looking forward to another encounter with...

Tinker Bell on Parade in the Magic Kingdom

Tinker Bell in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade on Main Street USA.Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 400, EV +0.3, 120mm Focal Length. I have not gotten any really good photos of Tinker Bell until last year when I...

Donald Duck Bread

Antique sign for Donald Duck bread at the New York State Fair.Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 1800, EV +0.3. Scott is still on summer break but he will be back next week with an exciting announcment! Meanwhile, he...

Get Close with Princess Minnie "Leia" Mouse at Star Wars Weekend

I often get asked how a person can immediately improve their photography. My answer is always the same, Get Closer and Fill the Frame. Doing so will immediately give your photos more interest and more impact. Case in point,...

Disney Pic of the Week: Jiminy Cricket

I have always found certain characters are easier to find if you check in with a park's Guest Services. I did that when my children were little as they usually wanted to see a special character or two on...

Disney Pic of the Week: Daisy Duck

Looking through my Disney photo archive, it turns out I do not have very many photos of Donald's favorite gal, Daisy Duck. I did find one with Minnie and Daisy from the Christening Cruise of the Disney Dream. Daisy...

Disney Pic of the Week: Goofy

Of the Fab Five, I think Goofy gets some of the best outfits and he tends to show up where you least expect him to. As I was walking out of the Pirates of the Caribbean, I spotted Goofy...

Disney Pic of the Week: Donald Duck

Donald Duck is lucky. He blows his top and everyone laughs. Yet, he has a warm heart and is beloved by many. He even took some time out from meeting guests at Disney's Hollywood Studios to give me the...

Meeting Talking Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom

I have not waited in line to visit with a Disney character in a long, long time. If one happens to be standing by oneself, I will stop, converse and take a photo or two. There is one which...

Pluto at Mount Rustmore

Pluto with his Mount Rustmore likeness on Castaway Cay.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV +0.7, 145mm focal length. If you have ever been or will ever go on a Disney Caribbean cruise, a must photo op is at...

Family Photography at Walt Disney World

On all my trips to Walt Disney World, my family is with me. They put up with my constant clicking of my camera shutters, are very patient when I bring the tripod to the parks and very supportive of...

Disney Pic of the Week - Disneyland Dining

California cuisine and it's comfort food cousin can both be found all around Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. Looking for something in the middle? There's plenty of that to go around as well, just check out the menus. Personally,...

Buena Vista Street in Disney's California Adventure

Buena Vista Street lamppost sign.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 360, EV 0, 210mm focal length. Disney parks are known for their Main Streets. In Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom, I have walked up Main Street USA. In Disney's Hollywood...

Ranger Donald Duck at Camp Minnie-Mickey

Ranger Donald Duck posing with guests at Camp Minnie-Mickey.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/100s, f/4.2, ISO 400, EV 0, 29mm focal length. The Character Greeting Trails at Camp Minnie-Mickey in Disney's Animal Kingdom often has characters not seen in the other parks...

Disney Pic of the Week: Pirates of the Caribbean, the Movie

Raise your hands if you thought Disney would be successful in making movies based on themepark rides or attractions? I wonder how many of you would have raised your hands before the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Curse...

Flik at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Flik signs an autograph for a guest at Disney's Animal Kingdom.Nikon D700/18-200VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 70mm focal length, fill flash. I got to meet and photograph Flik, one of my favorite Pixar characters, at Disney's Animal...

Princess Merida

Last year we saw the release of Brave , Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature. Princess Merida, the lead character quickly arrived in Disney theme parks as did merchandise supporting the film. Like aiming at a far off...

Disney Pic of the Week: Yellow

Yellow is a bright and happy color. Just as Belle was when she wore it in the animated movie, Beauty and the Beast. Belle and her dress sure made this young princess bright and happy. Belle in her Yellow...

Bring Back Figment and Dreamfinder

Dear Walt Disney World Decision Makers. Figment is a lonely purple dragon who used to have a friend named Dreamfinder. I'm sure you remember Dreamfinder well. Together, they entertained us with a Journey Into Imagination and really got us...

Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Character

As you can see, this week's theme allows Lisa and I to share with you our favorite Disney character. Mine has and always will be... Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there You're as welcome as can be M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E...

A Jolly Holiday with Mary in the United Kingdom

Been awhile since I have mentioned using Fill Flash to open up the shadows on those bright sunny days we encounter at Walt Disney World. Fill flash came in handy when I photographed Mary Poppins who was wearing a...

Pluto at Chef Mickey's

Chef Pluto visits my daughter during dinner at Chef Mickey's.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5, ISO 320, EV 0, 28mm focal length, bounced flash at -1.0 power. While enjoying dinner at Chef Mickey's buffet restaurant in Disney's Contemporary Resort, Chef Pluto...

Meeting Pinocchio in the Magic Kingdom

Pinocchio meeting a young guest in front of City Hall.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 200mm focal length Pinocchio is our Disney Pic of the Week theme. I had to dig back a few years to find...

TRON Mickey

Before and After of TRON Mickey outside the Magic Kingdom. The TRON Mickey was one of the 75 InspEARations statues created to celebrate Mickey's 75th Birthday and where displayed in front of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World...

New Gear!

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...

Princess Ariel

Princess Ariel waving to guests during the Make A Dream Come True Parade.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/5.3, ISO 450, EV +0.7, 95mm Focal Length, Fill Flash Many people don't think of Ariel as a Disney Princess but she is and...

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