Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'nifty-fifty'

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...

Advanced Dark Ride Photography at Walt Disney World

I have talked about my attempts at photographing Disney dark rides in the past. I have not been satisfied with my results thus far. So, I contacted an expert. Michael Besant is an accomplished dark ride photographer and I...

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...

Inside Spaceship Earth: Gutenberg Press

Johann Gutenberg examining a page from his printing press inside Spaceship Earth.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/60s, f/1.8, ISO 6400, EV +1.0. The Gutenberg Press scene inside Spaceship Earth shows a page of the Bible that Johann Gutenberg is examining. The page...

Inside Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Dark rides are very hard to photograph at Walt Disney World. Not only is the lighting very moody and low but the ride vehicles move so you have to keep your shutter speed around 1/60th of a second. Remember,...

Chess Playing Pirates of the Caribbean

Skeletons playing chess in the Pirates of the Caribbean to an eternal stalemate.Nikon D700/50mm, 1/20s, f/1.8, ISO 6400, EV +0.3. When you enter the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in Walt Disney World and take the right queue line,...

Photographing The Magic, The Memories and You!

Castle projections in the new The Magic, The Memories and You! show in the Magic Kingdom. Last month I was invited to the VIP party at the Magic Kingdom which presented for the first time the new The Magic,...

Photographing the Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade title float with Mickey Mouse.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/3.5, ISO 1600, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length, rear-sync flash The last time I had an opportunity to photograph the Main Street Electrical parade (MSEP, for short) in...

Doing the High ISO Dance

One of the things I was looking forward to doing with my new equipment was using it on Walt Disney World's dark rides. For the dark rides I set up my camera for spot metering and Auto ISO to...

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...

Nifty-Fifty

The definition of a Nifty-Fifty is an inexpensive 50mm prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and Canon 50mm f/1.8 both come in at under $140 and work on most Nikon and Canon digital...

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