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Disney Cast Members Create Light Paintings

Two Disney cast members have been creating art in mid-air with their version of "light painting."

The cast members, Paul Chase and Matt Stewart, were initially inspired to attempt light painting after watching their kids play with flashlights on a family vacation.

So they decided to try their hand at a Disney version inside the Magic Kingdom.

Back in July the duo spent an evening at the theme park and while one "drew" in the air with colored LED pens, the other took long exposure photos of the art.

Nikon Named as the Official Camera of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland

The Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have a new official camera.

Last month, Nikon and Disney announced a multi-year alliance that named the camera brand as the official camera for the resorts.

The agreement means that Nikon will have branded "Picture Spots" throughout the theme parks at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, giving guests the chance to take their vacation pictures as ideal photographic locations.

Jennifer Hudson Stars as Princess Tiana in Latest Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Lebovitz

We've all seen the stunning Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Lebovitz before, including photos featuring Taylor Swift as Rapunzel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, and Russell Brand as Captain Hook.

And now, the latest star to be transformed is Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson who recently became Disney's Princess Tiana from The Princess and The Frog.

The image featuring Hudson as Tiana is titled "Where you follow your heart" will be featured in upcoming issues of Vanity Fair, O " The Oprah Magazine, and People.

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Five Photo Tips For Telling Your Disney Vacation Story

Walt Disney World is one of the most photographed placed on earth, you needn't look further than Instagram to know that's true. But there's a difference between capturing a couple of snapshots and creating a visual story to share. Check out our five tips for vacation storytelling through photography.

50 Can’t Miss Epcot Photos For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

A few days ago a WDWFG forum member posed the question - what do you do at Disney when you're not riding rides? My answer was pretty simple, shopping, eating, and taking pictures - lots and lots of pictures. I'm not a crazy great photographer, but I take pictures of everything when I'm a Disney. I take broad landscapes, and I love to get in on the close up image, I create stories that when ordered well back at home show the viewer exactly where I went and what I did.

Walt Disney World For Grown-ups Photo Hunt

I love taking pictures of Walt Disney World, and if I'm on vacation you can be sure that I've got a camera in my hand. Maybe then it's not surprising that when I'm not traveling myself I love to look at other people's Disney pictures too! I love getting different perspectives on the Parks and seeing Disney through the eyes of others.

Disney Weddings: Characters In Flight by Sunsational Ceremonies

With Valentine's Day coming up quickly we're sure that love is in the air. Nowhere is this more true than when you book a Sunsational Ceremonies Wedding 400 feet up, on board the Characters In Flight Balloon.

5 Popular Photos to Get at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Today we're pulling some photo tips out of the archive to revisit our series on "must have" pictures. The park of the day is Disney's Animal Kingdom. This is a beautiful park for photography with so much color and texture around it's difficult to take a bad picture. There are a few shots on themes that I seem to come across over and over in the Disney Blog-o-sphere, these popular location capture the essence of the Park.

Cinderella Castle Photography Tips

It could be said that no trip to Walt Disney World would be complete without a picture or two of the magnificent Cinderella Castle. In fact of you haven't brought your own camera, you don't need to worry because Disney has PhotoPass photographers stationed all the way down Main Street USA to capture that shot of you standing directly in front of the castle. It's a vacation tradition for millions, but is a shot right down Main Street the best way to get a picture of the castle?

Vacation Photography Tips for Beginners: Frame It Up

Framing is the photography technique that draws attention to the subject of your image by blocking other parts with something in the scene. A well framed image can offer a sense of depth and layers, give your picture context, intrigue your viewer, and highlight your main subject. Even the most inexperienced photographer can improve images by taking a moment to stage the photo and set the frame.

The Fireworks Photography Field Guide

I love taking pictures while I'm in Walt Disney World, there are so many interesting sites to see, it's almost impossible to capture them in the ever-changing Disney Parks environment. I do fairly well at taking pictures by day, but when the night comes it's a whole different story. Before each vacation I try to read the camera's little manual so that I remember what settings I have available, but armed with my little point and shoot in the dark I frequently forget what I'm supposed to do.

5 Must Have Photos from Disney's Epcot

Our article about five "must have" pictures to take at the Magic Kingdom was such a hit I thought that I'd revisit it with a look at some fantastic photography that is a must have for Epcot guests. These suggestions are just the beginning of ides for things to shot in this fantastic park, so grab your camera and have some fun "Makin' Memories."

Dressing for Vacation Photography

There are several schools of thought when it comes to dressing for a Walt Disney World vacation. Some folks just want the most comfortable options available while, for others, dressing up is part of vacation.