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101 things To Do At Disney World ~ Wishes!

As many of you already know, one of my favorite things to do at Disney World is taking pictures of the fireworks displays. The show that keeps me coming back time after time to watch experience is Wishes in the Magic Kingdom. I really enjoy Illuminations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot, but I truly love Wishes. 
The best way for me to capture and enjoy the show is if I use a cable release and a tripod. For many years I was a tripod hold-out, refusing to lug one around. It was so inconvenient to set it up, especially with the family in tow and forget about carrying it on rides. If I did bring it on the trip I would leave it in the room or in the locker and reclaim it at the end of the night. I was a tripod hater. About 5 years ago I decided to start bringing an ultra light, compact tripod and actually use it. What a difference, not only in my pictures but in the entire experience.

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the show I forget to keep snapping and checking the view finder for composition. As you can see from the picture below, the fireworks are cut off and the castle is crooked. It's ok, if I mess up or miss something it means I just have go back and see it another night;) 
Which is your favorite fireworks show in Disney World to photograph?
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1 comment:

  1. I could have written this post word for word myself. Until last year I was also a tripod holdout and absolutely refused to shlep my heavy 30 year old tripod through the parks. Last year I bought myself a lightweight travel tripod and was able to carry it on my camera bag. When it came to night time photos (such as MSEP or Wishes) it made a world of difference. Since my last trip I got a sling bag to carry my photo equipment and it has a built in tripod carrier. Can't wait to get back to the parks in October! :-)


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