Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'christmas'

Christmas Traditions in Epcot's World Showcase

In this festive time of year, Epcot's World Showcase countries get into the international spirit of the holidays. As guests walk from pavilion to pavilion they will come across the Epcot Storytellers who share their country's Christmas and holiday...

Reviewing the Photography of Holiday Lights at Walt Disney World and Beyond

To all my fellow US of A citizens, hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Did you put up your Christmas lights yet? Each year I like to share my past articles on how best to photograph holiday light...

Christmas Wish 2016

Cinderella Castle transformed by Queen Elsa into an Ice Castle.Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV -1.0, 16mm Focal Length. Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it! -- Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas...

Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Holiday Resort Decoration

I have admired it from buses, ferries and monorails on previous trips. This year, I finally got off the monorail at Disney's Contemporary Resort and walked out to photograph the large Christmas tree outside the resort. The timing was...

Photographing the Christmas Parade in the Magic Kingdom

As I mentioned a few days ago in the Disney Pic of the Week on Holiday Parade Floats, I would be telling you about my experience photographing Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade for the first time. Mickey's Once...

Disney Pic of the Week: Holiday Parade Float

My favorite time of year is Christmastime. Saying that it should come to no surprise my favorite holiday parade float would involve Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade which is part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Up until...

Photographing Holiday Lights at Home and at Disney

It is that time of year when cities, towns, villages and, yes, even us put up our holiday light displays to celebrate the season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or something else, photographing these displays can be a...

Disney Christmas Wish 2015

Merry Christmas from the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.Nikon D750/28-300VR, 1/80s, f/4.5, ISO 3200, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas

I went back into my archives for this 1972 Christmas Parade photo from the Magic Kingdom: Merry Christmas to all !...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas

Main Street Trolley Show in the Magic Kingdom takes on holiday theme around Christmas time (which for Disney starts after Halloween and goes through December). The show features Christmas songs and dance routines. The performers have on holiday colors...

Goodbye to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

After a 20 year run, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios will go dark for the last time after the 2015 holiday season. Jennings Osborne, a Little Rock, Arkansas, businessman, began putting up lights...

Christmas Vacation with All Ears

Disney Princesses on the Ginger Bread House inside the Grand Floridian Resort. Scott is vacationing this week at Walt Disney World for the All Ears 20th/30th Event Weekend. Follow him on his Twitter feed @Scottwdw as he photographs all...

Day after a Disney Christmas

Minnie & Mickey Mouse Christmas Tree Ornament.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 400, EV 0, 150mm focal length, tripod. If your family is anything like Scott's family, this morning you have lots of new Disney themed gifts of all kinds....

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas at Disney

Visiting Walt Disney World any time of the year is magical...but, and I say this having experienced it several times, visiting during the Christmas holiday season is even more magical. All the parks and resorts get decorated in festive...

Disney Christmas Wish

Kissing Minnie & Mickey Mouse Tree Ornament.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 400, EV 0, 150mm focal length, tripod. Wishing You a Christmas Full of Love & Happiness! I will be taking my annual holiday break over the next two...

Christmas Light Photography

Christmas tree in Gettysburg's Lincoln Square.Nikon D70/18-70mm, 3s, f/8, ISO 200, EV +0.7, 40mm focal length, tripod. I write about using today's digital SLR cameras at Disney themeparks and resorts. Keep in mind, you can use the photographic information,...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas Lights

When it comes to Christmas Lights, you would be hard pressed to find something as spectacular as the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This display has evolved from a fairly static version when the...

Checking in at the All-Star Sports Resort

Checking in at the All-Star Sports Resort.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/25s, f/3.5, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 18mm focal length. There is nothing like checking in at a Walt Disney World owned resort. You can just feel the magic in the air...

Wishing You a Happy New Year

Christmas Wishes over Cinderella Castle.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 11s, f/22, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm focal length, tripod. Ending the year with a bang! Christmas Wishes over Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Happy New Year!...

Art of Animation Resort Christmas Greeting

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Christmas tree with Guido drawing.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/4, ISO 900, EV 0, 36mm focal length. Disney's Art of Animation Resort Christmas tree is white with colorful bulbs intermixed with artist drawings of some of...

Disney Pic of the Week - Christmas

I hope you've enjoyed our photos this year. Join us again in 2014 for more Disney Pic of the Week themes. Let us know if you have any ideas for us. Be well. Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, where it's...

Snowflakes on Main Street USA

Snowflakes on Main Street USA.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 6s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length, tripod. Wishing You a Magical & Merry Christmas! Who says there is never any snow(flakes) on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom?...

Gift Ideas for Disney Fans

If you or a loved one are a Disney enthusiast (aka geek) and are stumped at what to buy for a birthday or holiday present, then continue reading. I have a whole gamut of gift solutions for you (and...

Haunted Mansion Holiday

13 years of Haunted Mansion Holiday.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/160s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length. The Haunted Manison in Disneyland, California is celebrating 13 years of delightfully frightful fun of the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay for the...

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...

Wishes Christmas Card from the Magic Kingdom

Wishes Christmas Card from the Magic Kingdom. A scanned image of my family's Christmas card for this year. My friend and Disney contract photographer, Bob Desmond, who was kind enough to take on the challenge when I first proposed...

Disney Pic of the Week - Pins

Pins are hugely popular amongst Disney fans, so much so that the Walt Disney Company hosts special pin trading events and exclusive releases. They make a huge profit off of pin sales alone so why not create special occasions...

Color Composition at Walt Disney World

There are many rules of composition in photography, like the Rule of Thirds, symmetry, golden triangle and others. One thing that is often overlooked is using color in composition. Color can be used to lead the viewer's eye to...

A Disney Photographer's Christmas List

Can you believe it will be Thanksgiving next week here in the United States? Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parties have started and the Dream Lights are back on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World. The calendar is giving us...

Disney Pic of the Week - Close Up and Macro Photography

Close up and macro photography let you to show detail in your subject that may not be noticed when looking at the big picture. This is especially true at Disney where great attention is paid to the creation of...

Christmas Tree at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Copyright © 2009 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 1/40s shutter, f3.5, ISO 2500 Now that Thanksgiving is over I can post holiday pictures - yay! For my Pic of the Week tree I choose the Christmas tree at...

December Disney Calendar

Can you believe this month marks the end of the third year that I've been posting these calendars? I am constantly amazed at how quickly time passes. These cute little carolers are part of the Osborne Family Spectacle of...

Angels Overhead in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Did you know there are 130 angels in the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights display at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to You! I will be taking my annual holiday break next week as...

Winter Camping with Mickey and Friends

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/80s shutter, f4.5, ISO 3200 The best time of year to visit Ft. Wilderness is around the December holidays. Even if you aren't staying there, it's worth the trip just...

Disney Pic of the Week: Fort Wilderness

I have always heard about how campers at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground decorate their camping sites during the Christmas holidays. Last December, after eating dinner at Trail's End, my family and I took a walk around one of...

My Flickr Project Part III

Hope you have enjoyed this series on how I used flickr, the popular Internet photo sharing community website, to improve my Disney photography. This is the last one for now. I am sure I will re-visit this concept in...

Christmas Wish 2009

Rainbow colors light up Cinderella Castle during the Christmas holidays.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, ISO 1250, EV +0.3, 18mm Focal Length From Barrie, Lisa and myself, have a Merry Christmas! I'll be taking next week off but will be back...

Disney Pic of the Week - France

Visit the France pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase and you'll be transported back to the beautiful city of Paris of the late 1800's. Here you will see the mansard roofs and dormers that are so recognizable as Parisian architecture....

Where in the World #114

This was Challenge #113: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR, 1.6s shutter, f/8, ISO 800 Season's Greetings to you all! I thought this was a good week for a picture of the Osborne...

Sunset Boulevard in December

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200VR lens, 1/5 sec, f/8, ISO 800 Sunset Boulevard in Disney's Hollywood Studios, all decked out for the holiday season....

Holiday Vacation!

Where in the world is Scott? He's vacationing in Walt Disney World this week and enjoying sights like Cinderella Castle in the holiday Dream Lights display. Ah, but he is not alone. Scott will be with over 50 other...

Photographing Christmas Lights at Disney II

Last year I gave you some tips on how to photograph Christmas light decorations at Walt Disney World and at home. This year I want to show you a couple of my results using those tips. I visited the...

3rd Annual dSLR Christmas Gift Giving Guide

What a difference three years make when I put out my first Christmas buying guide on the Picture This! Photoblog. Used to be Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States), was the only time you could...

Dream Reflection

Racing along Tomorrowland Indy Speedway.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, 1100 ISO, 0 EV, 18mm Focal Length I had to wait until my last night before leaving to come home for this photo of Cinderella Castle being reflected in the moat....

Osborne Lights

Some of the Osborne Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/8s, f/4, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length A trip to Walt Disney World during the end of the year holiday celebrations isn't complete without a trip to...

Celebrate the Season

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50mm f1.4 lens, 1/200s shutter, f7.1, ISO 3200 Merry Christmas everyone! My Pic of the Week for winter holidays is the finale of the Celebrate the Season show at Mickey's Very Merry...

Epcot Christmas Greetings

Epcot's 2008 Christmas Tree.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/8s, f/3.5, 640 ISO, EV +0.3, 18mm Focal Length Being as this is the last Photographic Innoventions before Christmas, I wanted to wish you and yours a safe and peaceful holiday season no matter...

2nd Annual dSLR Christmas Gift Giving Guide

Another year, another Black Friday is almost upon us. I'd like to add to the list I started last year giving you some more ideas for gift giving if you own or know somebody who does own, a digital...

Photographing Christmas Lights at Disney

Ready for Christmas yet? Shopping all done? Gifts wrapped? Yeah, me neither. Here is something you can start doing at Walt Disney World today. Taking pictures of the fabulous Christmas decorations in the themeparks and resorts. With more coming...

Photographic Innoventions: From All of Us to All of You

A Very... Nikon D70/18-70DX, 1/125s, f/5.6, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 18mm Focal Length The Downtown Disney Christmas Tree from 2006. Selective coloring and graphics done in Picnik.com. Update: Use iPiccy instead. Here's wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday. I...

Photographic Innoventions: Telephoto Compression

A camera lens which has a focal length over 100mm is considered a telephoto lens. This includes the popular zoom lenses which go over 100mm. Just like a telescope, the longer the focal length, the smaller angle of view is...

Photographic Innoventions: dSLR Chistmas Gift Giving

I've been looking at all the Day After Thanksgiving sales brochures online over the past few days. There are some great deals coming out for the digital camera owner on your list. Here are some of ideas: Camera/Lens Dependent Gifts...

Photographic Innoventions: Create a Disney Christmas Card

Chistmas Mickey & Minnie. © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/80-200D, 1/25s, f/4.5, 400 ISO, +0.3 EV, 80mm Focal Length There are many ways to use our photos. Enlarge and frame them for our homes or give photographic gift items...

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