I spent a day with Megan and Brandon in Disneyland. There is nothing more entertaining than to spend a day photographing in Disneyland. I have never been one for the rides and such, but I have always enjoyed watching people in the magical kingdom and this time I was invited to do so. Megan (like her family) is a Disneyland expert. She has been to the park too many times to count. They knew all the ins and outs. I was traveling with the experts.
While we got a lot of photographs that have iconic disney elements in them, I was much more drawn to the less obviously Disney elements and more toward the opportunities for beautiful backdrops. And who doesn’t love the visual of a carousel in the background?
Also, you might notice that I typically look for shade as much as I possibly can. Especially when I am trying to keep a low profile and so not have the option of reflectors and flashes, I am going to look for open shade opportunities to get the very best light.
And of course, how can you go to disneyland without getting poked in the forehead by Goofy, or one of the gang?
The New Orleans section of Disneyland was my favorite place to photograph. It is very well designed and feels very like the real place, except that there are a million people with Mickey balloons and mouse ears, rather than beers and beads. We found this little nook and staircase that was perfect for shooting, but as it was daytime, no one bothered to turn on the lamps hanging on the wall in the background. So I turned them on myself. (more on that in tomorrow’s post)
Watch the Engagement slideshow below.