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A Matter of Perspective

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Hey guys! For today's post, I'm going to talk about how changing your focal length and/or perspective can create some extra photos (and good looking ones at that!) from your trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios!

We all love going to Walt Disney World and taking photos of the things that are larger than life. One of those is the giant Fender Stratocaster outside of the entrance to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. Most people will go wide here and grab a shot like this:

I'm all for taking shots like this. There's a good reason a shot like this one is the one in the marketing on brochures for the park. But, after you take that shot, I challenge you to come up with something else to go along with that shot. A companion piece if you will. Doing this will most likely involve changing your perspective, or your focal length. For those using a Point and Shoot, this just involves toggling the zoom. For DSLR users, you can either zoom, or in some cases, change lenses. For my companion piece, I went from 17mm for the shot above to 50mm for the shot below:

I got as close as I could with the 50mm attached to get some nice close details of the largest amplifier input and volume/tone dials I've ever seen! This works for me because not only do I get the touristy shot that everyone takes, but I get a little something more that helps me remember my trip a little better. Sometimes, you'll even catch details you didn't know existed by trying this! I hope this is something you'll try your next time in the park. Thanks for reading, 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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