Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'fireworks'

Photographing Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom

The new Happily Ever After Fireworks and Castle Projection Show in the Magic Kingdom is wonderful, beautiful, uplifting, emotional and a visual and musical delight. But, for a still photographer, like myself, it is extremely challenging. I like my...

Holiday Wishes from Main Street USA

Before the Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, I photographed Holiday Wishes from the same location. I used the Bulb Technique described in this post: Photographing Fireworks. This is a test shot to line up Cinderella Castle down Main Street...

Bibbity Bobbity Boo...Crane Be Gone!

A while back I was complaining about a maintenance crane being used on my recent trip to the Magic Kingdom. I mentioned I could remove the crane using software. This does take added time so I do not like...

Photographing Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

I had a plan in mind when I thought about photographing the new night show at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is a fabulous show mixing projections on the Great Movie Ride and fireworks. The problem...

Be Prepared for Disney Photography

The old motto of Be Prepared is especially appropriate for us Disney park vacationers. You never know when you will walk around a corner and see a great photo opportunity. For walking around the parks, I try to keep...

Purple Wishes over Cinderella Castle

Purples hues during Wishes over Cinderella Castle.Nikon D750/Tokina 16-28mm, 5.4s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, tripod, remote shutter release. Scott is still on his Stay-cation this week but will be back next week with more on...

Fireworks Primer for Walt Disney World

As the calendar heads towards summer, can Fireworks Season be far behind? Wishes fireworks show over Cinderella Castle.Nikon D700/24-120VR, 15s, f/11, ISO 280, EV 0, 35mm focal length, tripod. At Walt Disney World, every day is in Fireworks Season...

Illuminations at 28mm

On my last trip to Walt Disney World, I went light by only bringing the Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens. At 28mm this lens is not as wide as I would like to photograph Illuminations, I found this...

Celebrating 20 Years of All Ears

All Ears founder Deb Wills celebrated her 20th year since launching her website featuring information about Walt Disney World last weekend. I attended two of the anniversary events starting with the Anniversary Adventure held in Epcot on Saturday. All...

FP+ Fireworks Locations at Walt Disney World

I photographed Illuminations and Wishes fireworks shows from FastPass+ (FP+) locations in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom on my last trip. The FP+ locations had their advantages and disadvantages which I will discuss below. Magic Kingdom Wishes photographed from...

Foreground Objects at Epcot

More on Aperture this week with a pinch of composition. I am going to guess most of the time the subject you are photographing is in front of something. Have you ever tried putting something in front of the...

Photographing Star Wars Weekends Fireworks

Star Wars Weekends for 2014 ended each day with the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The show is done totally with music from the Star Wars movie saga. The fireworks used are the most advanced I have ever...

Wishes over New Fantasyland

Wishes fireworks go off over New Fantasyland.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 5.9s, f/16, ISO 400, EV 0, 28mm focal length, tripod. The opening of the New Fantasyland expanision in the Fall of 2013 added new locations to photograph Wishes, the nightly fireworks...

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!...

Main Street Station Leading Lines

It sits high above the Mickey Mouse floral display at the entrance to Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Characters welcome guests upon park opening while singers and dancers perform. The place? Walt Disney World Railroad Main Street...

Newbie and the Geek Take Epcot

Happy Birthday to me. OK, now that I got that out of the way, if you've missed any of my previous trip report blog entries, the links are posted for your clicking convenience. Disney's Animal Kingdom posted Feb. 13th...

Preparing for Illuminations

People love watching Epcot's fireworks, laser show, worldly images, flaming spectacular every single night at 9 PM EST. To get ready for the show, crew members prep the centerpiece globe as well as barges from where the fireworks shoot...

Disney Pic of the Week: Illuminations

The current Illuminations fireworks show, Reflections of Earth, is a fabulous show right in the heart of Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon. I believe it it the closest guests get to a Disney fireworks show at Walt Disney World. I...

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...

Illuminations from Showcase Plaza

As you walk from Future World to World Showcase in Epcot along the central promenade, there is an open area between the two stores called the Showcase Plaza. The plaza angles downward to the edge of the World Showcase...

More Halloween Fun in the Magic Kingdom

It is that time when I can get out photos from past Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Parties I have attended the last two years. Remember last year when the Cadaver Dans paid us a visit and those great...

Illuminations over Imagination in Epcot

I follow many photographers who enjoy perfecting their craft in Disney parks all over the world. These men and women come up with many photo ideas I often make note of these photos to try an attempt myself. These...

Fireworks Photography eBook Review

A new eBook shows you how to photograph firework shows like Illuminations in Epcot. My friends at the Disney Photography Blog (formerly the WDW Photography blog) have released an eBook called Fireworks Photography. The 55-page eBook is something I...

Bad Fireworks Turned Psychedelic

Coming up on the end of a long day in the Magic Kingdom, I knew Wishes was about to begin. With me was a tiny lightweight tripod with bendable legs designed for holding small point and shoot cameras. The...

Cinderella Castle Shines

Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-200mm VR, 1/250s shutter, f5.6, ISO 400 I dug all the way back to 2008 for this "Lucky Shot". I can't believe it's been that long ago. I still remember the exact...

Quick Guide to Camera Icons A-F

Point and shoot cameras have many. SLRs (film or digital) have some. They are the cute little graphic drawings, icons, that each represent a different setting. If you've been stuck in auto mode, using these easy-to-choose-from functions is the...

Image Stabilization and Tripods Don't Mix

Stabilized camera and lens technology over the last few years have made taking low light photos easier to do. I have talked about the various lens manufacturers stabilization technologies before. The one thing you do have to be careful...

March Disney World Calendar

World Showcase isn't the only place to see Illuminations. For March's calendar, I took a picture of Illuminations from Futureworld, near the Imagination Pavilion. You will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer to download the calendar(s). Just...

Photographing Fireworks - Part 2

Last week I talked about how I photograph fireworks at Walt Disney World. This week I will use the same technique of a tripod, cable shutter release and setting the shutter speed to Bulb in Manual exposure mode. This...

Photographing Fireworks - Part 1

Before I left for Walt Disney World a couple of weeks ago, I asked if there was anything you would like me to cover. I got an inquiry about how to photograph the firework shows at the Magic Kingdom....

August Disney World Calendar

This month I'm sharing a photo from Wishes in the Magic Kingdom. This was one of my first successful fireworks photos. I've always liked how the wind made the streaks of light look like feathers. I hope you like...

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...

Where in the World #96

This was Challenge #95: And here's the answer: Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200VR, 2.4s shutter, f/11 Ok, that was an easy one! The Partners statue in front of Cinderella's Castle is a pretty recognizable image. This...

Icons and Settings: The New Breed

Last week I went over the most commonly found species of camera settings and their accompaning icons. This time I'll navigate you through those found in the deep dark jungles of digital point and shoots and in alphabetical order...

Photographing Disney Live Shows

Timing is everything. To the performers in the various Disney live shows, everything must be rehearsed and the timing of each minute has to be perfected. For us guests, who may have never seen a show like Dream Along...

Wishes

Cinderella's Castle during a performance of Wishes .Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, ISO 200, 18mm Focal Length In reviewing all my digital photos of fireworks at Walt Disney World, I didn't have many to go over. I keep saying I'm...

Disney Pic of the Week - Fireworks

The theme for this week's Pic of the Week is Fireworks! The fireworks shows in Disney parks are truly spectacular events. This week, Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing some of our favorite photos from the breathtaking fireworks...

M is for Manual Control

Don't get nervous. Manual mode is NOT a mythical mode only for the professional photographer. Manual mode lets you have more control over exposure using your ability to change aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to create a good photograph....

July Disney Calendar

If you read my December 25, 2007 blog, you know that my holiday gift to you is that each month I will post a photo calendar page that you can print out and use at home or work during...

Focus on Disney World - A Holiday Gift

Season's Greetings! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with your loved ones. I have a gift to share. I hope you like it. The gift is a monthly calendar for the new year. Each month I will post...

Focus on Disney World - Illuminations

Copyright © 2003 Barrie Brewer, Nikon E3100 One of the things Disney does best is put on a spectacular fireworks show. This photo, although not one of my best, has always been one of my favorites. It's a photo...

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