Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'wide angle'

Epcot's Future World through an UWA Lens

As I prepare for my vacation to the Northwestern United States, I know I will be using my ultra wide angle (UWA) lens a lot throughout the trip. The Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens is a favorite...

Exploring Travel Photography at Epcot's World Showcase

Trash can with the World Showcase emblem in Epcot.Nikon D750/Sigma 15m Fisheye, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 450, EV 0. Epcot's World Showcase is the closet to one of the original Epcot concepts of being a world exposition which features countries...

Using a Wide Angle Zoom at the Magic Kingdom

A fun lens to use at Walt Disney World is an Ultra Wide Angle (UWA) Zoom Lens. For a Full frame camera, it means a lens starting at around 16mm. For a cropped sensor camera, 10mm or 11mm is...

Disney Architectural Photography - Part 2

Last week, we discussed the type of equipment needed for Architectural Photography at Walt Disney World. For Part 2, we are going to explore how composition plays an important part in using that equipment. For the most part, I...

Disney Architectural Photography - Part 1

Disney themeparks worldwide are home to beautiful and unique architectural structures. For the next three weeks, I am going to explore how best to photograph some of them. To photograph architecture specific types of gear and techniques are needed....

Disney Pic of the Week: The Seas with Nemo & Friends

The Seas of the world are ever moving, always in motion. I really liked how Disney captured that trait of the sea at The Living Seas when it first opened and kept it with the re-imagined The Seas with...

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: Spaceship Earth

Though we continue with Epcot, Deb and I are now going to be sharing photos of each Walt Disney World park "castle" or icon for the next four weeks. Starting with Spaceship Earth. Like a grand and miraculous spaceship,...

Disney Pic of the Week: Trashcans

Trashcans at Walt Disney World are everywhere. You can not walk 20 feet without coming upon one. Sadly, Disney has found in their American parks, such an abundance is needed. When photographing there, it is hard not to get...

Disney Food Photography

Have a question for you...do you photograph the food at Walt Disney World restaurants? You do! Then you are going to like this week's topic. Below is a set of photos from various Disney restaurants and how I took...

Disney Pic of the Week: Test Track

Walt Disney pioneered the use of sponsored attractions in his theme parks. When Epcot was built, sponsorship was taken to a new level. The latest version of Test Track is innovative, educational and fun. It is also the coolest...

Snowflakes on Main Street USA

Snowflakes on Main Street USA.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 6s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length, tripod. Wishing You a Magical & Merry Christmas! Who says there is never any snow(flakes) on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom?...

Halloween at Disneyland

Partners Statue decorated for Halloween in Disneyland.Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 200, EV 0. Disneyland for Halloween was just as much fun as its Florida counterpart. Decorations were found up and down Main Street USA and throughout the...

Disney Pic of the Week: Dumbo

I do not usually partake of the Fantasyland rides. Even when my kids were little, I let Mom do those rides. So, when this topic was proposed by Lisa, I sighed and had every intention of riding Dumbo the...

Dreaming of a Disney Cruise

With the release of the 2014 sailings by the Disney Cruise Line, I have been dreaming about my past cruises. Last year, my wife and I enjoyed a 4-night cruise where we found Disney cruises can be romantic and...

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...

Disney Pic of the Week: Toy Story

Disney sure knows how to bring movies to their themeparks. Toy Story Midway Mania on Pixar Place in Disney's Hollywood Studios was an instant hit with guests. Even today, four years after the ride opened, FastPasses can run out...

La Fountaine de Cindrillon - Magic Kingdom

La Fountaine de Cindrillon or Cinderella Fountain is found behind Cinderella Castle near the path to Libery Square. I have taken many photos of this fountain and never noticed the plaque inbedded in the wall behind it. I saw...

Disney Dream Atrium

When guests board the Disney Dream at the Port Canaveral terminal, they are loudly heralded by a Disney Cruise Cast Member as they walk into the Atrium on Deck 3. The Atrium is three decks high and features the...

Wide Angle Lens Love

I'm a Canon girl. I bought my first Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera when I was 16 years old at Levine's in Boston, MA. I remember the day rather well (a miracle for me). My heart was set on...

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...

A Grand Floridian Wish

Grand Floridian Resort photographed from the Resort Monorail.Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/125s, f/11, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 11mm focal length. Like many, I have visited the Grand Floridian Resort many times. Have enjoyed a special dinner at Narcoossee's and stopped...

The Disney Dream to Scale

It is not easy to convey size in a two dimensional photograph. If a person looking at the photo has no idea how big something in the image is, they will not have a reference to gauge from. That...

Picture if you will

When using an ultra wide angle lens like the Tokina 11-16mm remember to get up close to the main subject of the photo. That is what I did when I photographed the ride photo kiosk you see upon getting...

Les Chefs de France

Les Chefs de France restaurant's pseudo-outdoor cafe.Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16, 1/3s, f/5.6, ISO 1600, EV +1.0, 11mm focal length France is known for it's outdoor cafes. Disney added a pseudo-outdoor cafe area to the France pavilion's Les Chefs de France...

Walt Disney World at f/2.8

Fast lenses for digital SLR cameras have a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or bigger. Except for the Nifty-Fifty which are 50mm prime lenses at f/1.8, fast lenses are expensive. Most of the lenses in this class are considered some...

Disney Pic of the Week: Restrooms

You just know this week's Disney Pic of Week on Restrooms was suggested by Lisa. There was a famous thread on a popular Walt Disney World message board of photos of people leaving restrooms. Too bad Lisa wasn't around...

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...

Project Tomorrow

After riding the latest version of Spaceship Earth, I was pleased to see the exhibit area being used again. The new sponsor, Siemens AG, has created Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future. As you enter the exhibit,...

Everest Sun

One of the first things you learn in any basic book or course on photography is to keep the Sun at your back when taking an outdoor photo. Yet, there at times when having the Sun in your photo...

On-Ride Photos

I do and I'm sure many of you do it. Using our cameras while on a Disney ride or attraction. In the past I've shared one on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Test Track. Please, if you attempt ride...

Wide World of Disney

A wide angle lens for a digital SLR camera is usually considered a lens of focal length 24mm lens or less (for full frame SLR it's about 1.5 times more or 35mm). Wide angle lenses can take in a...

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