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The Captain's Quarters

The Captain’s Quarters

Today I want to talk about two different issues I often see with dark ride photos. First off, and the biggest offender is too much denoising. One thing to keep in mind when denoising is that when doing so you are not just removing noise,...



Say the title like Ru-fi-o from Hook and then chant it over and over. Anyways… this is another great little dark ride at Disneyland. It’s not terribly difficult to shoot (other than the blue fairy, I missed her twice!). Shot with my Nikon 28 1.4...

Pan & Hook Duel

Every trip I take 100s of dark ride photos and then proceed to edit 2-3 and that's all I share. That seems kind of dumb because I have lots of great dark ride photos. I guess I tend to ignore them as many don't have...

Spaceship Earth's Cavemen

Spaceship Earth’s Cavemen

Like any dark ride photographer I love ride stops and was fortunate enough to have one in this difficult scene that lasted nearly 10 minutes. Unfortunately that only helps so much when the animatronics and even the wall paintings are almost constantly moving. So what...