Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'portrait'

Portraits at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Bringing a heavy telephoto zoom lens is something I have only done at Disney's Animal Kingdom a couple of times. In fact, the last time was back in 2013. Looking through these, I will be bringing it again. The...

In Search of Nepal at Disney's Animal Kingdom

I know I will never travel to Nepal like Indiana Jones did. Luckily, I can photograph Walt Disney World's version of Nepal at Disney's Animal Kingdom Expedition: EVEREST. I am always searching for new angles and compositions like Indy...

Getting in Close at Casey's Corner

One of the tips I mentioned last week in the Disney Camera Tips to Start Out 2017 article was to get in close and fill the frame. I thought I would demonstrate the tip today. Using a camera with...

Disney Pic of the Week: Portraits

Scott saved me this week with his definition of portrait~! Here is Suzy (from Cinderella) in the 2014 Magic Kingdom parade "Celebrate a Dream Come True". She walked right to where I was standing!...

Disney Pic of the Week: Portraits

The definition of a portrait is a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. In our case, photography is our medium of choice. While the dictionary uses "person",...

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...

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...

Tarzan's Treehouse in Disneyland

Broken portrait of Tarzan's human parents found in Adventureland.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 1400, EV 0, 135mm focal length. Broken glass on a framed portrait remains in a treehouse years after a leopard had attacked Tarzan's parents. The same...

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...

Outdoor Portrait Lighting Jedi Style

Making girls soon on the mean Streets of America was Anakin Skywalker, of Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The brooding soon-to-turn bad guy, stood out in the hot sun (ours not his), greeting fans, posing for photos,...

A Jolly Holiday with Mary in the United Kingdom

Been awhile since I have mentioned using Fill Flash to open up the shadows on those bright sunny days we encounter at Walt Disney World. Fill flash came in handy when I photographed Mary Poppins who was wearing a...

Avoid Wasted Space in Portraits

This is your captain, Captain Hook and I instruct you to take better photos or you'll walk the plank. Ha! Now pay attention. Mr. Smee, kindly pose for a photograph. Notice that Mr. Smee is centered, perfectly focused with...

DiVine Lighting

If you aren't yet familiar with DiVine, a performing artist dressed and made up to blend in with foliage at Disney's Animal Kingdom, then you are missing out on a beautiful experience. Always played by a woman, DiVine silently...

Portrait Definitions

Ouch! What happened to your feet? They got lobbed off in that photo. It's a petty crime that happens without intent all the time, bad composition and/or cropping of people pictures. These are three easy-to-follow guidelines for taking portraits....

Animal Portraits

In the past I have shown you a portrait of a Wood Stork but I never went into details as to how to make a good animal portrait. The principles are the same as a good human portrait. Good...

White Stork Portrait

White Stork portrait on Discovery Island.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/80s, f/5.6, 200 ISO, +0.3 EV, 200mm Focal Length Discovery Island Trails are one of those Over-Looked Attractions you hear about. With a 200mm lens, you can get beautiful portraits of the...

Commom Icons and Settings

Regardless of whether you shoot film or digitaly, point and shoot cameras have simplified features. In an effort to help you take better pictures and to stear folks away from only using the Auto mode, settings such as Portrait,...

More on Portraits

This is a follow up to Lisa's excellent Quick Tips for Quick Portraits article where she showed how to create a portrait of AllEars.net founder, Deb Wills. The only thing I wish to add is many times we are...

Disney Pics of the Week - World Showcase Cast Members

This week Lisa, Scott and I will be sharing photos of Cast Members who work in the countries of the World Showcase. Copyright © 2008 Barrie Brewer, Nikon D300, 50.0mm f/1.4 lens, 1/40s shutter, f1.4 I'd like to introduce...

First Day of School

Hiya kids! Is everyone ready to head back to school? Do you have your High School Musical backpack and Hanna Montana lunchbox? Oh, I see you don't but your children do. That makes sense. The idea behind today's blog...

Photographic Innoventions: Landscape or Portrait?

When taking a picture, one of the first elements I think about is whether to use a Landscape (horizontal) or Portrait (vertical) orientation. A lot depends on the subject as people and tall objects like towers or castles look better...

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