Getting Insta-Worthy Photos At Disney
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There's nothing more that we love than those amazing shots our customers get in the parks. That moment captured in time that makes everyone jealous and ready to plan their next trip. But how are these photos taken so well? It's quite easy actually! Just follow some of these easy steps to get some drool worthy photos on your next trip!
1. Get an empty park in the background. Yes, we all know the park is never really empty, but showing up early definitely will beat the crowds and create less of a distraction on your photos. By getting to the park around rope drop or staying late to close will insure you get THE shot. Also standing in front of scenery or in front of cast member only areas will also limit the amount of guests in your photos.
2. Use portrait mode on your phone. This lovely setting will focus on whatever is closest to the camera and will blur out the background (create bokeh) in order for photo distractions to be limited. This will cut down on the people that may be in your background and make you stand out!
3. Wait. If your shot can hold off for a moment let it. Wait for the tour group to move, the sun to set behind a cloud or Mickey to strut by behind you. I cannot stress this enough. I have gotten some AMAZING shots at Disney by just hanging around places for about five minutes until people clear out!
4. Find an awesome background. Make it the castle, MainStreet shops or one of the coveted walls - these backgrounds will make you stand out from them if chosen wisely! The backgrounds are WHY you are taking the photos! Don’t cut them out! Try and get the whole scene!
5. Crop well. Taking a photo at a certain angle can give it a wow factor. It can also help to clear out any pesky background people you don't want across your social media.
6. If photography is really your thing consider investing in a DSLR. These cameras are the gateway to making your photos look like they were professionally taken. My personal favorite is Canon and a simple Rebel camera can get you on the path to photography greatness!
7. Put your stuff down. There are so many photos I see taken at Disney but they’re cluttered with bags, backpacks, and food wrappers. If it doesn’t need to be in your photo, get it out of there! Just set it out of the way of others! :)
9. Ask someone to take your photo. Since Selfie Sticks are banned there is no shame in having another family take your photo so you get rid of the long reached out arm in your photo! Maybe even take their photo too!
10. Forget everything I just said and HAVE FUN and capture all the memories you can no matter what the outcome may be. During vacation a bad photo is better than no photo!