Category Archives: Photo Friday

Disney Photos at Night!

  Like most, people, I enjoy taking pictures all across Disney Property.  From the parades to foodie pics, it’s all fun.  For some reason though, I really seem to be into nighttime photography,  There’s something about how Disney lights up in the evenings, it’s really beautiful.  Also, if you get creative, you can get some really fun shots.  The photo above was taken while standing insi Continue Reading

Disneyland Photo Friday Pic from Byron Ngalongalay

Our friend Byron Ngalongalay took this beautiful photo of some fireworks at Disneyland! Just beautiful! Great job Byron! ~M Continue Reading

Photo Friday – How to Capture the Magic at Night! With Lenise

As the sun sets and the twilight appears…Walt Disney World lights up the night with dazzling colors and takes on a whole new magical look! Nighttime is my favorite time at Disney World; I love the lights, colors and fireworks – plus the temperature is a little cooler! Capturing the magic at night in photos is fun and the photos have a real wowza factor. Nighttime landscape shots are always better done usin Continue Reading

Photo Friday – 4 Tips for Better Festival of Fantasy Parade Photos With Lenise

Your vacation photos would not be complete without pictures of the Festival of Fantasy Parade. The parade is a highlight of the Magic Kingdom; and it’s big, colorful floats and characters make it an exciting and memorable parade! I’ll share some tips with you to make it easier to get some great photos to look at with your family and friends when you return home. Tip #1- LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION. Stake out Continue Reading

Photo Friday – How To Shoot Fireworks – The Easy Way! With Lenise

It’s Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember those brave individuals who died while serving our country, and a time to celebrate the freedom that we enjoy because of their service! In addition to Disney’s firework display at the parks, many towns will be celebrating with a variety of festivities that include fireworks. Since photographing Disney’s fireworks is on almost everyone’s wish list, and this week Continue Reading

TMSM’s Photo Friday! Learning the basics, it’s easier than you think!

It’s Friday, and time for our weekly photography article! I’m so glad that you all are enjoying the tips and such courtesy of Lenise at Kingdom Camera Rentals, she does a great job! This week Lenise is just getting back from a Hawaiian vacation, so I’m writing tonight’s article. When we started this series, Lenise wanted me to use one of her Fun Package cameras and take pics with it, just t Continue Reading

Photo Friday – Understanding the Basics of Aperture With Lenise

This week Ron and I had the awesome pleasure to stay at Disney Aulani for a few days! We LOVED IT and give Disney a big thumbs up for everything about it. We already had a favorite resort on the island, so Aulani had to be all that and a bag of chips to compare. Aulani did not disappoint! We were greeted with real flowers leis and a warm Aloha spirit as soon as we arrived. The resort is spectacular and if you’re Continue Reading

Photography Friday ~ Anyone Can Get Great Pics at Disney!

Not long ago, Lenise at Kingdom Camera Rentals called me with a great idea. She asked me to take one of her fabulous cameras, and use it to take pics of my family and of sights at the various Disney Parks when we visit. I thought this sounded interesting, but I did have a little pause, because I’m not a “photographer” and I’m used to taking photos with my IPhone. I wasn’t sure if I Continue Reading

This Weeks Photo Lesson: Three Lightroom Tools for WOW Factor! With Lenise

This week I’ll share some of my favorite Lightroom editing tools that will help you add impact and punch to your photos! I recommend that you find a Lightroom tutorial to learn how to fully use Lightroom. I purchased Lightroom QuickStart Tutorial for Mac, which is available by download in the App Store for $4.99. I also subscribe to Scott Kelby’s online instructional videos – KelbyOne.com which I highly reco Continue Reading

Repost: Photo Friday – Photography Tips For Great Vacation Photos With Lenise Zika!

Due to a technical issue, this weeks lesson will have to be be postponed.  In its place, We are re-posting the first blog Lenise did with tips for great vacation photos. Ten or twenty years from now, will you have a shoebox full of family photos for your kids to look through and remember all those special moments?  If you are like me, you take lots of pictures of your kids with your phone and share them on Facebo Continue Reading

How to Make Your Photos Pop! With Lenise Zika

I remember the night my friend Andy told me how to get my photos to POP!  I remember that night clearly because that particular evening, he clued me in on something that dramatically impacted my photography. I met Andy at Pop Century to pick up a lens that he had rented from us.  I loved his photos, especially his night shots – they were crisp and sharp, exploding with color. I asked Andy how he produce Continue Reading