Top Disney Photo Tips to get the best photos you can!
- New Camera? Take some time to familiarize yourself with your camera’s features. Try many settings and consider the types of photos you will be taking while at Disney. Download the photos and look at them on a larger screen. Sometimes a photo looks great on the small camera display but not in a larger format.
- Low battery? Charge your battery while you recharge your body with lunch. Just next to Planet Earth in Epcot is a Kodak shop that will recharge your camera’s battery for free even if you don’t have the charger. Don’t want to miss a photo while your battery is charging? Pick up an extra battery prior to your trip. The cost of an extra battery will far outweigh missing a priceless memory.
- Another battery tip – the bathrooms have outlets so bring your chargers along.
- Do not just focus on the people in your photo. Scan your background, foreground, and peripheral for anything that may take away from your photo. One of my clients captured a child picking their rear end in an otherwise perfect photo of their family. Photoshop is great, but getting the picture correct is a huge bonus.
- Bring an extra memory card or two. Memory cards can be purchased in the parks but prices are higher.
- Utilize the Disney Photographers. In addition to taking your photo for your Photopass, these photographers will gladly take the same shots with your camera as well.
- Download your photos each night. If you travel with a notebook, take a few minutes to download your photos before retiring. It is amazing how many photos you will take each day.
- Disney posts signs indicating popular photo locations. These are great but can be busy at times. You can find some other great Disney Photo locations online as well.
- Character Photos – take a few minutes to determine which characters you would like to capture a memory with. Get to the park early before the lines build as character photos are very popular with children and adults alike. Once you get to the front of the line, take your time to capture the best photo. The characters and photographers are very patient.
- Once you are with your favorite characters make sure to take a group shot and an individual shot so your kids have a photo with their favorite character.
- Turn your camera off when you are not using it.
Patti Persia is a travel planner with Destinations in Florida. She provides travel planning and travel safety tips at no extra costto her clients!
Specializing in Orlando travel
Magical Disney and Disney Cruise Line experiences
Universal Studios vacations
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