By Bryce Roloff
When your Dream Disney vacation is over the memories begin! Taking pictures of family, friends, and scenery at a Disney theme park can be an attraction all by itself. Although we all can’t take professional-grade photos, there are a few easy things you can do to better your chances at that frameable gem!
1. Get close
Getting in close to your subject can make your photos pop! Limiting the majority of the frame of your photo to a funny pose or a funny face will bring life and expression to your photo.
2. Use flash during the day (but not on attractions!)
Disney Parks in the US tend to be sunny places. So why would you a need flash during the day? The bright sun can cast dark shadows that you may not notice until you look later at your photo. Especially when taking family pictures, it’s a good idea to keep the flash on.
3. Take candid photos
A candid shot can sometimes be the one you look at and remember most. Chuckles, tears, or even a sticky Dole Whip mustache can make for a fun and memorable photo.
4. Keep your camera accessible
At a Disney Park magical moments can happen at any time, so it is important to keep your camera at the ready. Don’t forget if you’re staying at a Disney Hotel or Resort those can be as magical as the Park. Don’t throw in the towel yet! Make sure you’re camera-ready.
5. Take turns
Give yourself a break if you are the “picture taker” and see what your family takes photos of. Some of the best pictures could come from your child’s vantage point. You will have a chance to enjoy without thinking about framing and light and there will be more pictures of you!