Disney Photography Tips

August 21, 2012

Cinderella Castle Wishes

Taking the perfect Disney vacation photos is something that everyone wants. One option is to utilize the Disney PhotoPass photographers. But what about shots of Cinderella Castle or those fun moments back at the resort? Here are a few tips to help you capture better photos.

Look for Inspiration

Spaceship Earth

I’m always looking at other Disney fans and bloggers photos. While my photos pale in comparison, I love getting ideas for photos I would like to take and advice on how to take better Disney photos. Some of my favorites places to get inspiration are Capturing Magical Memories, Disney Photography Blog, and the Disney Tourist Blog, and Tours Departing Daily. You can also check out instagram for ideas.

Trash Cans, who knew?

Expedition Everest

Getting the perfect night shot or fireworks photo can be tough, especially if you haven’t splurged on photo equipment yet. My husband Drew took some great photos at the Animal Kingdom one night by utilizing the trash cans to help steady the camera. Your photos won’t be perfect but they will look better. But if you want to get that perfect nighttime or fireworks shot invest in an inexpensive tripod.

Forget Less is More

Mr. Kamal's - Disney's Animal Kingdom

There are lots of benefits to digital cameras. The best is that you no longer have to worry about the number of photos you take. If you don’t have the time to compose the perfect shot when you’re heading through a queue, take as many as you can. It also allows you to experiment.

Use the Equipment You Have

Disney Cell Phone Photography Tips

Buying a nice camera before your vacation can be a great investment. Especially if you really take the time to learn how to use it. But sometimes the best idea is just using what you have and for most of us that is a cell phone. I’ve taken some pretty cool photos just using my phone. It still takes a little practice but you know you’ll always have it with you. I have some cell phone photography tips you can check out plus another one that gives you some great apps if you have an android phone.

In all honesty it just takes practice. Our photos have steadily improved over the years and we’re always trying to learn more. So what are your Disney photography tips?

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    400 Miles to Disneyland
    August 23, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Beautiful castle shot! I hope you printed and framed it! 🙂

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    August 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    The castle picture is gorgeous! Great tips too!

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    August 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Great picture of the castle!!

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    August 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Beautiful Animal Kingdom shot! Your photos always inspire me. Love that they place all the trash cans in just the right spots:)

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    Heidi Strawser
    August 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    That shot at the AK is gorgeous! And we’ve done that shot of the castle during the day – but never at night. Hmmm . . . you’ve inspired me!

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