Photos/videos during shows or just enjoy em'?

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Photos/videos during shows or just enjoy em'?

I always feel the need to take photos or videos of firework shows or other things, but it does make me end up missing things or not fully enjoying the grandness of it all. Lol, my husband joked that I need a gopro, since I took so many photos and video. I try to not be irritating with my camera, I never hold it above my head, I keep it at my eye level and just tilt it up, so I don't block other people's views. I also don't use flash during the nighttime stuffs or rides. What do you guys think, enjoy the show or document the fun?

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Definitly enjoy the show. I hate missing it and I feel like im never going to look at pictures of fireworks anyways.

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I'm a huge photography fanatic and take pictures of everything, including shows, parades and fireworks. I actually enjoy going back and looking at the photos.

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More and more lately I've been going into the parks with nothing but my small point and shoot. I don't take picture all the time anymore because I've wanted to enjoy the ride or the fireworks. A GoPro isn't going to make any difference, you still need to be aware of where you are pointing it. Im looking into the Looxcie .

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I take a few photos of fireworks, etc., but hate people who film during the movies. Our last time watching the movie in the French pavilion, the woman in front of us held her IPad up and filmed the entire thing! The glow from a small camera is bad enough, but this was ridiculous - very distracting, and blocking our view. We ended up moving as far away as we could - luckily we didn't have people behind or next to us, so we didn't block their view while we moved.

During shows, I'm OK with others filming/photos, especially if they are considerate about it like you are Mushi. For myself, I'd rather just watch the show.

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For me, as long as someone is not impeding my view or my attempts to film whatever show I'm trying to film, I'm fine. Personally, when I do film, I do everything in my own power to make sure the focus is on the show's subjects and not the actual audience. If I have to zoom in more to my liking, so be it. But it depends. Some may do videotaping because it's their first trip and it might be their last, too for whatever reason may be. Others, not so much. Personally, I would suggest finding a reasonable distance away from the crowds but not too far away to a point where you can barely film anything and/or be unable to videotape to your liking. That's what I've done when it comes to filming even though I sincerely do not think of myself as a skilled video recorder!

Honestly, I see it no different than having your picture taken. Think about it. When you're getting your picture taken, you don't want some random person you don't want to have in the background either by accident or worse, some prick "photobombing" intentionally for their own entertainment and amusement at the expense of yours. yuck It's not that we're selfish or wish ill will towards those people will but we want our pictures taken and shot done in the right way. The same thing applies to video. The attention and focus should be on the show's subjects or the subjects you want convey and show and not someone else that isn't part of the show. That's just how I see it.

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I might take a few photos during parades if I have a clear sightline. Otherwise I just enjoy the show.

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The first time we were here after the honeymoon trip, I couldn't he myself. Everything was so gorgeous and amazing that I had to take a million pictures just to catalog it. I ended up with over 1500 pictures and sorting through them to do my photo album was an exercise in frustration. Now that we've been here many more times, I feel like I can relax and just take it all in. So many people have posted video of wdw shows and fireworks online that it's easy to watch them if you get the Disney blues.

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I am not a photographer so I really don't like to take pictures. I just like to enjoy the shows, parades and fireworks.

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I just took a ton of photos at the Christmas day parade. That only happens once a year. I did mostly take photos while they weren't filming us. They did say okay clear the street and put away all electronics. Look like you are enjoying yourself.

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alicemouse wrote:
The first time we were here after the honeymoon trip, I couldn't he myself. Everything was so gorgeous and amazing that I had to take a million pictures just to catalog it. I ended up with over 1500 pictures and sorting through them to do my photo album was an exercise in frustration. Now that we've been here many more times, I feel like I can relax and just take it all in. So many people have posted video of wdw shows and fireworks online that it's easy to watch them if you get the Disney blues.

Me too!! I ended up with over 1600 photos....I still haven't whittled it down past 1000. One of these days we'll be able to send them off to print and organize them in the book Sad But, it seems like everyone tries to enjoy them time there. Maybe I should try to focus more on that next time, rather than taking pictures and video every time. Thanks guys Smile

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I tend to take some pictures of the fireworks shows. Not a crazy amount. We always take pictures at the landmarks (castle, tree of life, etc...)

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Because I'm usually working at Disney I see a lot of "the World" from behind a camera. As long as you are being respectful and not getting in the way of others I don't think that there is a problem with it. However, I know from personal experience that watching in a 2 inch LCD is not the same as enjoying it on it's own. My advice for the most personal pleasure, and the best video/photographs is to make sure you watch the show once without recording it. That way you get to experience the magic without having to think about anything other than the show. Then go back a second or third time with your equipment - you'll be happier, and your images will be better because you'll already know when the best shots are coming up.