Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'lens'

Muppet Mobile Lab in Epcot

Sticking with the Muppets theme this week, I was able to photograph Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, and his assistant, Beaker, entertaining guests on their Muppet Mobile Lab under the large shades near Spaceship Earth in Epcot's Future World. I decided...

Disney Pic of the Week: Universe of Energy

Back when Epcot first opened in 1982, the concept of using solar panels to produce electricity was still a new and expensive proposition. The Universe of Energy's roof is filled with such panels which partially power the huge vehicles...

Disney Pic of the Week: Gardeners

This week's theme was to focus attention to all those wonderful Gardeners who keep Walt Disney World looking colorful and lush from the resorts to the themeparks and the roadways in between. I did not find any photos of...

Disney Pic of the Week: Macro

I do not own a Macro (or Micro in Nikon speak) lens and have never brought one to Walt Disney World. It would be interesting to explore Disney through such a lens. Imagine the detail you could find with...

Return of the Fisheye Lens to Epcot

Back in 2013, I wrote about my ideas for using a Fisheye lens. What I did not say was how easy it was to leave the Fisheye lens on the camera. Case in point was this day in Epcot....

Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR at Walt Disney World

If you have followed Photographic Innoventions long enough, you would know I am a big fan of Super Zoom Lenses. For a cropped sensor camera, the 18-200mm and 18-300mm are the ranges used. For a full frame sensor camera,...

Zoom In Or Zoom Out

When point and shoot cameras went from fixed lenses to zoom lenses, photography for the average family went to a whole new level. Moms quickly learned to narrow in on their kids' beautiful green eyes and dads got better...

Disney Pic of the Week: Disney's Animal Kingdom

I have often heard the story about Walt Disney wanting to use real animals for the Jungle Cruise until someone told him the animals would not be where he wanted them. He quickly switched to Audio-Animatronic animals and the...

Using a Super Zoom Lens at Walt Disney World

I am a big fan of using Super Zoom lenses on digital SLR cameras. When I travel to places like Walt Disney World, I do not want to be carrying a lot of heavy equipment. A Super Zoom lens...

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...

Prime Epcot

Prime Epcot When I am in a photography funk and want to challenge myself, I take my favorite zoom lens off my camera and put on my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. What I call the Nifty-Fifty. I did this...

Tiki Gods in the Magic Kingdom

A few weeks ago I reviewed the ebook, 10 Must Take Photos for the Magic Kingdom. At the time I mentioned I would be using the book on my next trip. The one photo which intrigued me the most...

Tripod vs. Hand Held Comparison

In my recent article on Using a Tripod at Walt Disney World, I talked about the advantages of using a tripod over trying to hand hold a camera when light levels are low like at night. This week I...

Zoom Zoom!

Do you have a zoom lens for your digital SLR? Most people do as they tend to be purchased as a kit and the lens in the kit is usually a zoom lens either in the 18-55mm or 55-200mm...

Super Zoom on Safari

In 1998, a wannabe wildlife photographer's dream came true when Disney's Animal Kingdom opened. I've always wanted to bring a super zoom telephoto lens to this park and I did just that during Mousefest 2008. There were three specific...

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...

Photographic Innoventions: Best Lens Aperture

To get the sharpest images possible with your lens, it's best not to use the widest or smallest apertures. Most lenses are optimized in the f/5.6 - f/11 aperture range and give their best performance when stopped down a couple...

Photographic Innoventions: Stablizing Lens Technology

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.Copyright © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/13s shutter, f5.6, 1600 ISO, -0.3 EC In a previous blog entry, Barrie talked about ways to stabilize your camera when shooting in low light at Walt Disney...

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