Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'show'

Drums of Pandora in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Over the next four weeks, I will be sharing photography from the new Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Disney Imagineers did an amazing job in a small space (for Walt Disney World that is)...

Photographing the Festival of the Lion King Singers on Stage

The Festival of the Lion King Live Stage Show in the Harambe Theatre at Disney's Animal Kingdom does allow flash photography. I tried a different approach on my last viewing of the show. I put my camera in Manual...

Disney Pic of the Week: Patriotic

I have always been very concerned about conservation issues facing my country's natural resources from renewable ones like forests to saving ecological crown jewels in America's National Parks. The scene during the audio-animatronics show called American Adventure in Epcot's...

Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom

I enjoyed Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It is not a show with a lot of "Wow" factor like a fireworks show. The music, floats and use of projections on water is very soothing. I will say...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Holiday Entertainment

When I was at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party earlier this month, I enjoyed a new a cappella group for the first time. Voiceplay performed on the Rockettower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland and sang traditional and non-tradtional Christmas songs....

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Yesterland Disney's Animal Kingdom

When it comes to Disney's Animal Kingdom, there is only one Yesterland photo that comes to mind. While Finding Nemo - The Musical is an excellent and colorful stage show. I still miss Tarzan Rocks!. Its mix of part...

Disney Pic of the Week: Christmas

Main Street Trolley Show in the Magic Kingdom takes on holiday theme around Christmas time (which for Disney starts after Halloween and goes through December). The show features Christmas songs and dance routines. The performers have on holiday colors...

Disney Pic of the Week: All Ears 20th Anniversary

Attended the All Ears Net/Mouse Fan Travel Anniversary Adventure inside the rotunda of the American Adventure at Epcot's World Showcase. Surrounded by lovely holiday garland and wreaths, me and a couple hundred guests enjoyed a buffet and special holiday...

Photographing the American Adventure in Epcot

Photographing the American Adventure audio-animatronics show in Epcot's World Showcase is just like photographing one with live performers. Disney lights their shows the same regardless of the kind of performers. Very moody with bright areas used to focus the...

Disney Pic of the Week: Toy Story

When Walt Disney Studios teamed up with Pixar to bring us the Toy Story movies, the technological innovation changed the industry. Yet, it was the story and the characters in the story which made the movies so well liked....

Disney Pic of the Week: Cast Costumes in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Three years ago (how time flies!), I hosted an All Ears Photowalk which included a backstage tour of the Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show. Our hosts for the tour was two of the stunt drivers we had been...

Disney Pic of the Week: Finding Nemo - The Musical

It was just last June when Finding Nemo - The Musical was featured as the Picture This! Disney Pic of the Week. It is such a fun show, we are going it again. That okay with you, Dude? Dory...

Disney Pic of the Week: Beauty and the Beast, Live on Stage

Beauty and the Beast, Live On Stage is presented several times a day in the 1,500-seat Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Like the movie, this live stage show mini-version is still my favorite...

Disney Pic of the Week: Festival of the Lion King

The inside of the new home of the Festival of the Lion King live stage show in the Harambe Theatre is an exact replica of the old one. The lighting and staging are pretty much the same. In other...

Disney Pic of the Week: Frozen Sing-Along

Disney was caught off guard by the popularity of the animated musical, Frozen. It took time to develop something quickly for the parks but still of high quality. Last summer, the stage show For the First Time in Forever:...

Disney Pic of the Week: Frozen

The animated musical, Frozen, took the world by storm and surprised Disney by its success. It did not take long for Disney to catch up in merchandising, a Sing-Along version in Blu-Ray and DVD released recently and bringing the...

Flag Wavers of Sansepolcro Italy in Epcot

One never knows when a new photographic opportunity will present itself. At Walt Disney World, it could happen while talking with friends in one of Epcot's countries. This happened to me last week while in Italy. A fanfare of...

Flights of Wonder: Feed the Birds

Do you want to ride Expedition Everest? Okay, give me your backpack and I'll go watch Flights of Wonder. This show, like other segments of Animal Kingdom's Asia (land) eluded me visit after visit. I took a wrong turn...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Closed Attractions

Disneyland is something that will never be finished. It's something that I can keep developing. It will be a live, breathing thing that will need change. -- Walt Disney Such is the premise on which Walt Disney World was...

My Laugh Affair with Billy Hill and the Hillbillies

I fell in love with Disneyland during my 4 year residence in Ocean County. Each time I walked through the tunnel I discovered something new and wonderful. At some point, a friend took me to the Golden Horseshoe to...

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies' The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Scott and I decided on this week's theme long before Disneyland announced they were retiring Billy Hill and the Hillbillies' show. If you haven't seen them yet then hop a plane, jump in the car, or skip over to...

Disney Pic of the Week: Frontierland Entertainment

While wandering around Disneyland's Frontierland, I heard music and laughter coming from the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. Upon entering, I saw the place full of guests and a troop calling themselves the Laughing Stock Co. doing a show. Well, I...

Disney Pic of the Week - New Orleans Square

It's funny how our topic for this week is in line with my first visit to New Orleans. Soon I will be able to draw comparisons between Disneyland's homage and the real French Quarter and surrounding area. My friend...

Disney Pic of the Week: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

The Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show in the Streets of America backlot area at Disney's Hollywood Studio is an exciting, fast, adrenaline inducing live show. It is a fun and challenging to photograph with lots of fast action,...

Disney Pic of the Week - DiVine

Have you heard of DiVine? No? Ah, well, she is a performance art character who gracefully mingles with trees and plants. She is one with and of nature. DiVine comes to Disney's Animal Kingdom from Living World Entertainment. You...

Declaration of Independence in the American Adventure

Scott is off this week. Probably recovering from a good old American cookout in celebration of the 4th of July holiday in the United States of America. He wanted to share this scene from Epcot's American Adventure to remind...

Star Wars Weekend Hyperspace Hoopla Photography Tips

Star Wars Weekends have started at Disney's Hollywood Studies for this year. I had a great time there last year being swept up in the fun of the Star Wars universe of characters, actors and events. At the end...

In-Camera Color Special Effects

Here are just a few cool things my Canon SX30 IS point and shoot camera can do. Consult your camera's manual to find out if yours can do the same things and how. This is a quick recap and...

Disney Pic of the Week - New Fantasyland

Gone is Mickey's summer home and Minnie's airy Florida retreat. In their place is the newly expanded Fantasyland with not one but two Dumbo the Flying Elephant rides, along with Under the Sea - Voyage of the Little Mermaid,...

Including Guests in Walt Disney World Photography

Continuing our tips for photographing in busy tourist attractions using Walt Disney World examples. When the parks are full of people, and it is a rare day when they are not these days, I just include them in the...

Newbie and the Geek Take Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando

If you've missed any of my previous trip report entries, shame on you! I'd put you in timeout but you've clearly suffered enough by not keeping up with the group. Go ahead and start reading, the links are readily...

Tumble Monkeys

Swinging along with our Disney Pic of the Week theme, yellow, are the tumble monkeys from Festival of the Lion King. Catch their high-flying, bouncing, Timon-carrying act at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The fellas, uh, monkeys, are my favorite part...

Pocahontas on the Fantasmic! Mountain

Pocahontas appears during Fantasmic!.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/25s, f/5.6, ISO 1600, EV 0, 300mm focal length. As the fighting between the settlers and her American Indian tribe escalates, Pocahontas appears high up on the mountain to the music of Colors in...

Disney Pic of the Week - Musical Performances

Did midnight sadness creep through your window? Head to Disneyland and surround yourself with melodies that will have you dancing like no one is watching. As if you stepped into a movie where people suddenly break into song with...

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...

Disney Panoramic Views

Back in October of 2009, I wrote a post called Pano-Magic about how to best take a set of photos to create a panoramic image. This post will show you some common mistakes made when taking photos for and...

Photowalking the Streets of America

Last month I hosted a photowalk on the Streets of America in Disney's Hollywood Studios. It did not turn out exactly as people thought it would. I had planned a surprise but could not revel it until the time...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Beauty and the Beast

My favorite Disney animated film is Beauty and the Beast. The combination of story, characters, music, songs and some of the best mix of hand drawn and computer assisted animation still has it as the only animated film to...

Indiana Jones' Hat

Scott's daughter modeling the Indiana Jones hat in the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost shop.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 400, EV +0.3, 27mm focal length, flash For my Disney Pic of Week on Indiana Jones I had my daughter model...

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,...

Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Dream

The Walt Disney Theatre entrance foyer.Nikon D70/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/3.5, ISO 450, EV -0.3, 28mm focal length The Walt Disney Theatre accommodates 1,340 guests and is located at the forward end of Deck 3 with balcony seating accessible from Deck...

Big Al Sings

I give myself self-assignments all the time. On my last trip to Walt Disney World, I wanted to get better photos of the Country Bear Jamboree show than I have in the past. Unfortunately, Lisa had not yet published...

Fire Slide

Last week I talked about using long exposures to show water as silky flow over waterfalls. The same technique can be used to show movement for other subjects. During the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show is an exciting chase...

Brother, can you spare a dime?

A scene from the American Adventure.Nikon D70/50mm, 1/50s, f/1.8, ISO 800, EV 0, 50mm Focal Length Photographing the American Adventure show is a challenge for me and my camera. On my last trip, I was able to sit close...

Burst Mode

When photographing an event or show which features fast action, I use what photographers refer to as Burst mode. Camera companies call it Continuous mode. Refer to your camera's manual on how to set it. This mode will continuously...

How to Photograph a Pirate

Rim Light is a strong light that hits the edge of the main subject of a photo. In a studio, photographers will use lights behind their subject which is brighter by one or two stops to create the rim...

Country Bears Jamboree - Magic Kingdom

Country Bear portraits hanging in Grizzly Hall.Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/60s, f/4, 250 ISO, +0.3 EV, 28mm focal length When visting Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom, I make it a point to stop by and see the Country Bear Jamboree. The...

Focus on the Fife and Drum

It is not a coincidence that I am featuring a photo of The Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps as Deb Wills did early this month. With this post happening the day before America celebrates it's 233rd birthday...

Photographing the American Idol Experience

There are lots of concerts held at Walt Disney World each day so knowing how to photograph one is a good skill to have. To show you how I do it, I selected the new American Idol Experience at...

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...

Cloning Around

A couple of months ago I started using Apple's Aperture 2 photo application. The photo editor in Aperture is much better than anything I've ever used. While not a true graphics editor like Photoshop, Aperture does have some tools...

Photographic Innoventions: Online Photo Editing

Running applications on the Internet has come a long way since portals like Yahoo and Google introduced Online Email. Now you can run spreadsheets and word processors as well as figure out when you can call for your Advanced Dining...

Photographic Innoventions: Color of Light

Not all light is pure white and will have a certain color temperature. Engineers express this in degrees Kelvin which you might have used in your high school physics or chemistry classes. Our eyes see color temperature as color casts...

Photographic Innoventions: Virtual Borders

Cinderella's Castle in the Magic Kingdom. © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/250s, f/8, 400 ISO, -0.3 EV, 80mm Focal Length This proves how popular Cinderella's Castle really is. Just a few entries after Barrie posted about this most...

Photographic Innoventions: Introducing The Histogram

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show explosive finale. © Scott Thomas Photography 2007Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/250s, f/8, 200 ISO, 0 EV, 20mm Focal Length Don't go away! Histograms are not hard to understand. They are a great tool for us...

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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