From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Lisa Mendillo
There is nothing quite so magical as looking back at beloved family photos to remember special times with loved ones. At planDisney we find that to especially be the case when it comes to reliving Disney vacation memories. But how does one capture that amazing moment? Is the lighting right? Is my camera okay? Better yet, will my kids ever quit poking each other while I am trying to take the photo? Sound familiar? For many, these questions hit close to home, but in true planDisney fashion, we are here today with some helpful photography tips from our Disneyland Resort specialist, Andres.
Andres is known for some spectacular photographs
from his Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort vacations. We asked him
to provide some of his top tips in helping you bring home photographs you will
cherish for years to come. Here’s what he shared:
“Taking pictures at any of the Disney Theme Parks is
one of my favorite things to do! Whether I’m capturing magical memories with my
family, or snapping pictures of beautiful park landscapes, it’s about reliving
those memories back at home or whenever you need a bit of Disney in your day.
Today, I’m bringing you my Top Five tips for taking great pictures at Disney!
- Get Creative: I don’t
know about you, but I’m on the hunt to get that perfect, unobstructed shot of
iconic landmarks like Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella Castle. These pictures can
be captured by anyone if you get creative. Both castles offer stunning views
from the side which any Guest can take. I have a Cinderella Castle shot from
the side as my current wallpaper.
- Find new locations: Oftentimes
we’re in the hustle and bustle of getting to our next show or attraction that
we miss all the wonderful details throughout the parks. There are so many areas
filled with details that make perfect subjects for your pictures. I often take
pictures while I’m waiting in line for an attraction. One of my favorite queues
has to be Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. The amount of detail is amazing!
- Be patient: Sometimes
getting the perfect shot requires patience. At night, you can find many empty
spots around the parks as things begin to wind down. It’s the perfect time to
take a picture or two of your favorite areas. Perhaps you’re wanting a picture
of the Mark Twain Riverboat coming around the riverbend. My tip is to grab a
churro while you wait for it to circle around the scenic Rivers of America.
- Use what you have: I often say
the best camera is the one you have on you. You don’t want to miss an
opportunity because you forgot your camera at home. With smartphones readily
available, and how far they have come, take out your phone and start shooting.
I often take pictures and record videos with my phone because that’s all I have
at the moment.
- Have fun: Taking pictures should
be fun and a way to express yourself. Selfies are a great way to remember parts
of your trip with loved ones. I also like to take a picture right before the attraction
begins to capture the excitement on my kids’ faces. The wonderful thing about
photography is there is no right or wrong photo. Capture what matters to you
and what you want to remember from your trip!”
For more fun tips and great advice for planning your next Disney vacation stop by @planDisneyPanel on Instagram, @planDisney on twitter, or planDisney.com. We look forward to answering your planning questions.
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