Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'night'

Photographing Pandora at Night in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Photographing Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom at night poses many challenges. The first one I was lucky to avoid having visited just after Hurricane Irma had passed and attendance was way down. People will...

Disney Pic of the Week: Pandora At Night

Out in front of the Pongu Pongu beverages and Windtraders store is a RDA Combat Amp Suit standing guard. I found it an interesting contrast to the peaceful scene found in most of Pandora. RDA Combat Amp Suit in...

Disney PIc of the Week: Monorails

After a long and fun day at Epcot, seeing a monorail entering the station for the trip back to the Ticket and Transportation Center before heading to the Magic Kingdom to catch a late fireworks show is a very...

Photographic Patience at Walt Disney World

I covered this week's theme on Patience before in a blog post entitled, "Play the Waiting Game at Walt Disney World" back in 2013. In it, I talked about waiting until I got a people free photo opportunity. This...

Disney Pic of the Week: Epcot at Night

Night time in any Walt Disney World park or resort is magical. Use of lighting and shadows enhances the architecture's colors and shapes. The Morocco pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase is beautiful at night. The patterns found on the...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas at Disney

I strongly recommend those coming to Walt Disney World for the first time during the holiday season to see a performance of the Candlelight Processional in Epcot. The Candlelight Processional is the telling of the Christmas story by a...

Goodbye to the Main Street Electrical Parade at Walt Disney World

I have seen the Main Street Electrical Parade or MSEP for short numerous times. The brightly colored floats and the extremely catchy tune stays with one for a long, long time. Lisa and I photographed the parade back in...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Panorama

I have written about how to create a proper panorama photo in the past and how NOT to create them. I did fail to mention the easiest way to create what I call pseudo-panoramics. A pseudo-panoramic is done by...

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!...

Spaceship Earth at Night in Epcot

Before a trip to Walt Disney World, I will browse through photos on flickr and Google in search of ideas. I found this composition and put it on my shot list for the trip. Though the photo which was...

All Ears Photo Meet near Disney's Hollywood Studios

Announcing Photos of the Night, an All Ears Picture This! Photo Meet at Disney's Hollywood Studios. ANNOUNCING! The next All Ears Picture This! Photo Meet will be different than past ones. Instead of walking around, this time it will...

Neon Night Photography

Over the years, one of the most common questions asked of Scott, Barrie (you remember her), and me, is about night photography. Our reply always includes the need for a tripod or steady flat surface so that your camera...

Disney Pic of the Week: Paradise Pier

Paradise Pier in Disney's California Adventure was a most pleasant surprise. I knew California Screamin' was going to be a blast but the overall feel of the place did remind me of the East Coast boardwalks with fun games,...

Epcot Night Portrait

Ever wonder how the Disney PhotoPass Cast Members get those night photos of people in front of Walt Disney World icons? It is not very hard IF you use the right equipment. You will need a flash, a tripod...

Portobello's in Downtown Disney

Portobello Country Italian Trattoria at Downtown Disney Marketplace.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, ISO 1250, EV +0.3, 18mm focal length. Downtown Disney Marketplace has lots of dining locations to satisfy any hunger. Portobello Country Italian Trattoria is a relaxing place with...

Down Under Spaceship Earth

The entrance to Spaceship Earth at night.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 10s, f/16, ISO 200, EV -1, 15mm focal length, tripod. This is a fun and popular composition when photographing around Epcot's Spaceship Earth. Use a wide angle or fisheye lens...

Remembering the Tapestry of Nations Parade

Puppet and puppeteer in the Tapestry of Nations Parade. As long as we are waxing nostalgic this week, I also came upon this photo from the Tapestry of Nations Parade in Epcot's World Showcase from 2000. I saw this...

Photographing the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Night

Photographing in the Magic Kingdom at night is a lot of fun. Especially, late at night as the crowd thins out and photographers can set up their tripods almost anywhere. Which is exactly what I did in Fantasyland to...

Looking Above the Trees at Walt Disney World

Prime Epcot As veterans of many trips to Walt Disney World, Lisa and I have often said to always look up and down when visiting the resort. Most of the time you will find wonderful details and even a Hidden...

Best of Walt Disney World in 2013

After visiting Disneyland in September, I had two trips to Walt Disney World in October and December. The first was a family vacation where I photographed while touring the parks. The other was a planned couple of days photographing...

Disney Pic of the Week: 2013 Review

Another year is about to close. At this time, Lisa and I would like to share with you our highlights from this year's Disney vacations. Today, I am going to share with you two photographs from my trip to...

Postcard from Carsland

Scott is still on vacation. We did receive this Postcard from Radiator Springs and thought we would share it with you. Hi, to all my All Ears friends and family! I am having a wonderful time out here in...

Moroccan Light in Epcot's World Showcase

Colorful light fixture hanging in the Fez House.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/4.8, ISO 1400, EV 0, 65mm focal length. I kind of paniced when I saw the subject, Light Fixture for the Disney Pic of the Week. I was not...

Looking Up at Spaceship Earth

This week we visit Epcot and its "castle", Spaceship Earth. You will often hear Walt Disney World fans say to Look Up when walking around the parks. I took the saying to heart when I walked up to one...

Play the Waiting Game at Walt Disney World

Returning to Epcot for another tip on photographing in busy tourist attractions using Walt Disney World examples. This one can be tough if you are traveling with children but not impossible. Even as busy as a Disney themepark can...

Disney Pic of the Week: Norway

Norway is a mysterious country and its pavilion in Epcot brings that out. You meet trolls in the shops and attractions. Roofs are made of grass and flowers. The exhibits inside the Stave Church tell the story of Norway's...

Photographing at Night in Walt Disney World

I recently read an article about photography tips for busy tourist attractions. I think Walt Disney World qualifies as such a place. The first tip was to get up early to avoid the crowds. I have to agree this...

Disney Pic of the Week - Fantasmic!

Fantasmic! is a nighttime spectacular show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and at Disneyland. The shows have the same title but have many differences. At Disneyland, Guests spread blankets out on the concrete ground of Frontierland facing Rivers of America....

LIberty Bell at Night in the Magic Kingdom

A replica of the famous Liberty Bell was specially cast from the original mold for Walt Disney World and placed in Liberty Square in 1989. Surrounding the Liberty Bell are the flags of the original thirteen colonies. For more...

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...

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in HDR

For those of you who have attended a special event at Disney's Hollywood Studios like Star Wars Weekend or maybe an ESPN Weekend, you know about the area past Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and to the side of the...

Tower of Terror 10 Miler at Disney's Hollywood Studios

I attended the inaugural Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 Miler and Disney Villains Hollywood Bash last weekend. The weather was not the best for running with temperatures in the mid-70's F and very high humidity even though the...

Spaceship Earth Triptych

A triptych is a work of art which is divided into three sections. I took a photo of Spaceship Earth looking right up one of the pylons. I decided to use FX Photo Studio to make a few special...

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...

Disney Land and Sea

Disney Land and Sea. Scott is on vacation this week. This time he is doing a Land and Sea trip to Walt Disney World which will include a 4-night cruise on the Disney Dream followed by a stay at...

Disney Pic of the Week: American Adventure

As an American, it is hard not to feel a huge sense of pride when visiting the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. The Disney Imagineers did a monumental job in fitting together the history and elements of...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Adventureland

If you go on an adventure, you are expecting an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. Disney Adventurelands throughout the world deliver in all aspects except they are not hazardous even if they try to make it...

Rainy Night at the Yacht Club

A rainy night outside the Yacht Club Resort.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/15s, f/2, ISO 800, EV +1.0. The sidewalk outside the Yacht Club Resort on a chilly rainy night in December. I have not found myself often on a night like...

Lighting up a Monorail in Epcot

I have seen other photographers sharing photos of Walt Disney World Monorails at night in Epcot using a single flash unit to illuminate the moving vehicle. Without a flash, one could only get a blurred monorail late at night....

Disney Pic of the Week - Germany

Germany in Epcot's World Showcase is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Here you can eat and drink as every day is Oktoberfest in the Biergarten restaurant. Beer steins, wine, cuckoo clocks, dolls, pottery and hand-painted eggs...

The Magic, The Memories and You Castle Gift

Holiday projection during the "The Magic, The Memories, and You!" show.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 6400, EV 0, 42mm focal length, tripod. This being the first year of the The Magic, The Memories, and You! castle projection show, Disney...

Spending Halloween at the Magic Kingdom

I have been waiting a whole year to share more of my photos from my October trip last year. By the time I got back, Halloween was over though I did show you the HalloWishes fireworks show and how...

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...

Caterpillar in the Main Street Electrical Parade in the Magic Kingdom

Caterpillar in the Main Street Electrical Parade.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/30s, f/5, ISO 1600, EV +0.3, 82mm Focal Length. The Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland photographed last year when Lisa joined me for the Main Street Electrical Parade in the Magic...

Disney Pic of the Week - Nighttime Parades

Nighttime parades are extra special and there's no doubt about it, Disney does them best. There's just something very exciting and, for lack of a more perfect word, magical about watching a parade after the sun has gone down....

Rainbow TTA PeopleMover

Riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover at night.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1.6s, f/4, ISO 400, EV +0.7, 60mm Focal Length. Riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover at night is a colorful Disney Pic of the Week on TTA PeopleMover especially if...

Tomorrowland Transit Authority at Night

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D50, 18-55mm VR, 6s shutter, f9, ISO 200 The Tomorrowland Transit Authority, from below, was one of my first night time shots at Walt Disney World. I was hooked right away. There's nothing...

July Disney World Calendar

This float is from the SpectroMagic Parade in the Magic Kingdom. I photographed this parade just in time, right before it was replaced with the Main Street Electrical Parade. You will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer...

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,...

Night Lights of Fulton's Crab House

Copyright © 2007 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR, 4/10s shutter, f4, ISO 200 I chose Fulton's Crab House for my Pic of the Week also, but unlike Scott's picture, mine was taken at night. It just goes to...

Disney Dream Christening Cruise

The giant LED screen on Deck 11 of the Disney Dream cruise ship.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.8, ISO 800, EV 0, 32mm Focal Length I was lucky enough to have a wife who won a trip for two on the...

Disney Pic of the Week - Topiaries

The topiaries around Walt Disney World and all the Disney parks are amazing, living works of art. Many of them can only be seen at special times of the year like during the Winter Holidays or Epcot's Flower and...

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...

Japan Lantern

Disney is known for it's attention to detail. After watching Illuminations on my last trip, I stayed to photograph around some of the pavilions of World Showcase. In Japan, this lighted paper lantern hanging from a tree in front...

Illuminating the Yeti Shrine

After I found out I was going to be attending Extra Magic Hours at night in Disney's Animal Kingdom. I had this photo idea in my head. The Yeti Shrine at night with Expedition Everest beautifully lighted in the...

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...

The Funmeister!

Funmeister Mascot of Pleasure Island.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/6s, f/9, 500 ISO, +0.3 EV, 28mm Focal Length The Funmeister or Moon Man mascot can still be found around the remains of the original Pleasure Island entertainment complex and thought it a...

Disney Pic of the Week: Germany

In this week's Disney Pic of the Week, Barrie, Lisa and I will be showing you photos from Epcot's World Showcase's pavilion, Germany. Modeled after villages in Germany's Bavaria and Rhine regions, you get the feeling of being whisked...

Goju-no-to Pagoda

Japan's Goju-no-to Pagoda at Night.Nikon D70/18-70G, 1/8s, f/3.5, 1400 ISO, +0.6 EV, 18mm Focal Length Last time I was in Epcot, the Goju-no-to Pagoda in Epcot's Japan pavilion was shrouded as Disney Imagineers were rehabbing it. I dug into...

Capturing an Empty Disney Park

Walt Disney World hosts millions of visitors each year. There are always people about even during a slow period. Yet, you can take photographs without people in them. One way is to get low and shoot at an angle...

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...

Using a Tripod at WDW

Hollywood Studios Entrance.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 30s, f/16, ISO 200, +0.3 EV, 170mm Focal length, Tripod I have never carried a tripod into a Walt Disney World park until my last trip. I thought it would be too much trouble and...

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...

Meta What?

The last couple of entries we've gone over naming all the digital photos we take and organizing them on our computer systems. This is all done in preparation of creating a database or library of our images. Anytime you...

Disney Pics of the Week - Resorts

This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing photos from the Disney resorts in our Pic of the Week series. Disney really does it right when it comes to creating beautiful and interesting resorts. Some are fun and...

Epcot's Morocco at Night

The Morocco pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase at night.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/10s, f/3.5, 1600 ISO, -0.6 EV, 18mm Focal Length The Koutoubia Minaret (prayer tower) in Epcot's Morocco pavilion is beautifully lighted every night and makes an excellent Disney Pic...

Photographic Innoventions: Castle at Night

Walt Disney World is magical at any time of the day but, at night, it's extra magical. So much so that Walt Disney World resort guests are able to enjoy Extra Magic Hours or EMH in all the parks (see...

Photographic Innoventions: Light Sensitivity

Spaceship Earth. Copyright © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/10s, f/5.6, 1600 ISO, -1 EC, 135mm Focal Length Many people have sent in questions about how to get good low-light and night photography pictures at Walt Disney World. The...

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