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Icons of Hollywood

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hey guys, Cory here for today's Darkroom post. I'd like to show you guys another spot where in Hollywood Studios where you can take a really great photo at night with no crowd to get in your way! Check this out:

This photo was taken across Echo Lake by the 50's Prime Time Cafe. I setup right along the railing where the tables and umbrellas are. This is a great photo spot for a few reasons. First of all, you have lots of great visuals to present in the photo. You can compose a shot with Min and Bill's, the Sorcerer Mickey hat, the Chinese Theater, and the American Idol Experience marquee in it. That's a lot of elements! Secondly, you can catch some beautiful reflections on Echo Lake. One thing that we seem to all agree on in the photography world is that a reflection can just about always make a shot better. And lastly, and this is my favorite part, is the lack of people. I took this shot one night in the middle of August, about 35 minutes before park closing. And this area of the park was totally empty! It made it super easy to setup my tripod (which was a must for this type of shot), and even try a few different compositions before finding this one that I liked the most. All without hassle.

Now, I know this is only one photo, but in order to get it the way I wanted to, I had to take three different exposures and then combine them using software on my computer when I arrived at home. If you want to know how I made it all happen, make sure to check my post at Disney Photography Blog today! Thanks for lookin', and have a great day!!

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Each week, Adam and Cory explore the beauty of photography in Disney's Hollywood Studios

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