by JollyFrogger Diva
I consider myself a photography enthusiast. Anyone that knows me very well will tell you I am constantly taking pictures of things I find interesting or pretty. One of my favorite places to exercise my itch to photograph everything is Walt Disney World. There are so many opportunities for great photographs that I usually end up taking thousands of pictures each trip, thankfully we live in a world of digital photography were I am limited only by the space on my memory cards and the patience of the people traveling with me. There are obvious things I love to take pictures of each of the park’s landmarks and my favorite characters, for example. However, there are some less obvious things I like to photograph, and I though I’d share them with you.
1) The Sky
The weather is sometimes a bit unpredictable in Florida. There are days when it may rain on your park day but that doesn’t mean your day has to be a wash. Beauty and the Beast Diva shares some of her favorite things to do at Disney in the rain. Another thing I enjoy about rainy times in the park is the sky afterwards sometimes nature puts on the best show after the rain. One day we were at Epcot during a rain shower. After the rain had passed, we were walking past Mission Space and I happened to look up and see a rainbow. It was definitely a sight I don’t see too often, so I was excited to be able to photograph it. Later that evening, as the sun began to set, I was able to get another fantastic shot of the sky as we were heading to World Showcase near Test Track.
I have several other shots I love from around the WDW parks near sunsets sometimes the sky comes alive with color and I love to photograph those moments, especially when I’m able to include icons from the park in the frame.
2) Special Experiences
Vacation itself is a special experience for our family, but I particularly like to document experiences during our vacation that might not happen every time. One of my Mom’s favorite things to do at Walt Disney World was head over to Grand Floridian Resort and have tea at the Garden View Tea Room (Pixie Hollow Diva shares her experience of A Mommy and Me Afternoon Tea there). On our last trip, my oldest daughter was a big fan of dressing up every day at WDW. My Mom found her an adorable Alice in Wonderland dress to wear to tea. I captured the sweet moment between the two of them it’s definitely one of my favorites since it captures 2 of the things my Mom loved most her grandchildren and tea. I am glad my daughter will have this picture to look back on to help her remember her Mamaw.
3) My family
We laugh, but most of our family pictures were taken at Walt Disney World. I love my family and I love Disney, so it’s only natural I would want to take pictures of them together. One of my favorite things to do is take the same picture of my daughter on Main Street USA every trip so I can look back and see the changes in each picture. I’m excited to add my youngest daughter to the picture on our next trip. Tinker Belle Diva has a similar tradition at Disneyland, which you can read about in Devo CabDisney’s Disney Vacation Traditions article.
4) The Food
WDW is known for their fantastic food. It’s been my experience that most of the time, the food looks as good as it tastes. Therefore, I like to take a picture or two of my food before I dig in. Much to my family’s annoyance I like to photograph their food too, so they usually have to give me a minute or two to get some pictures before they can eat. I enjoy being able to look back and see what I ordered from any given restaurant on property so I can share recommendations on social media or remember what to order the next time we visit. I especially enjoy photographing my food during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival because it’s often something I’ve never tasted before. If you want to get a sneak peek at the food for 2019 Food & Wine Festival, check out Disney Magic Diva’s guide to Tasting Your Way Around the World.
5) The Fireworks
I have always been a huge fan of fireworks. They’re so much fun and usually come with a Disney vacation or a holiday. Photographing fireworks can be a bit difficult because it’s usually pretty dark and there’s a lot of movement occurring. However, some of my favorite Disney pictures are from various fireworks shows. For some reason, the fireworks during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party have always been some of my favorite to photograph, and I’m excited to see the new show this year! It’s important to remember while photographing or recording the fireworks to be sure you aren’t obstructing anyone else’s view no one wants to watch the fireworks with someone’s phone or camera screen right in the middle of their field of vision.
So there you have it 5 of my favorite things to photograph at WDW. I love going through my camera after every trip and finding my new favorite shots to hang on my walls at home. What are some things you love taking pictures of?
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