Sorry guys I have been super busy and haven’t posted in a while! I just got back from Florida where my family went to Disney and Universal Studios. Everyone wants to remember all the cool stuff from thier vacation but it’s hard to get just the right picture when there is so much to look at. This blog may help.
Keep the camera ready at all times. You never know when a theme park character will pop up or when a cool photo opportunity will occur. A tiny point-and-shoot camera will be much easier to carry in a theme park, but you won’t have the versatility that a larger camera is going to give you, so you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of each type of camera when choosing what to carry with you.
There are plenty of things to do at an amusement park, which means the potential subject matter for your photos is almost endless. Color is everywhere at the theme park, so make sure you use it. Colorful rides, colorful food, and colorful scenery all are great for photographs.
Watch the Background
As you’re walking around the park from attraction to attraction, keep an eye out for good spots to wait. For example, if the large roller coaster hangs over the sidewalk, keep that in mind when you want to shoot an action photo of the kids riding the coaster, as it might provide your best angle for a photo.
The available sunlight, coupled with the speed of the theme park’s rides, provides a perfect opportunity for shooting at fast shutter speeds. Take advantage of the sunlight when trying to capture photos of the family on a fast-moving ride and shoot at the maximum shutter speed.
Equally: Take Advantage of The Night
Don’t put the camera away at night. You’ll have to shoot at some different settings, but the flashing lights of a midway or the fireworks at the park will provide some cool photo opportunities.
Use Opportunities for Group Shots
If you have young children with you at the theme park, chances are good you’ll end up shooting a lot of group photos of them with various characters. Try to keep the children’s eyes level with your camera lens, meaning you may need to crouch or kneel while shooting the photo. Sometimes, the characters are indoors, so make sure your settings are correct for the shooting environment. As you’re standing in line, waiting for your children’s turn with the character, take the time to adjust camera settings are correct. If your in Disney you will have plenty of time to wait! 🙂 Taking pictures when they aren’t paying attention is my favorite!
Be a Bit Choosy
Remember that although it’s easy to shoot a lot of images with a digital camera, at some point you’re going to have to go through those images, organizing them and deciding which ones to keep. It’s pretty easy to shoot several hundred photos over a few days without even realizing it. If you’re someone who typically doesn’t have the time to organize your photos, you may want to limit the number of photos you shoot at the theme park.
Don’t spend the entire day with the camera held up to your face. You want to enjoy the theme park, too, which can be difficult if you constantly have a camera in your hand. If you’re someone who has a hard time putting the camera down, you may want to shoot a series of images and then force yourself to put the camera away for an hour. Don’t forget to get in some of the pictures. Even if it’s only a selfie! This is the part I have the hardest time with then it looks like I wasn’t even there with the family.
Just have fun and enjoy your Vacation!!!
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