#100DayProject: Photography-Week Five

“That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.” -Walt Disney

I was fortunate to spend the last week celebrating my nephew’s third birthday in Disneyland. There’s something remarkably beautiful about playing with a small child and seeing the park through their eyes. I found photography, however, a bit challenging.

The sunlight was harsh, people were everywhere, and I kept finding myself unfocused (figuratively and literally). As I sat down to edit my photos, I noticed my eye tended to be drawn upward. Please let me know what you think of these images, and if you have a gallery of your own Disneyland photos I’d love to see them. Feel free to drop a link below.

If you’re unfamiliar with the 100 Day Project, the concept is simple. You choose any creative project you like and do it every day for 100 days, sharing your process on social media using the hashtag #The100DayProject. This year the dates are Feb. 13-May 24.

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Here’s a bonus photo of the hotel at sunset:

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65 thoughts on “#100DayProject: Photography-Week Five

  1. mmmm.. cherry blossom. Yes please. But some of the shots you posted have really good light. Typical ways of dealing with cloud might involve processing as b/w or as hdr – just to try to bring out the depth.
    But you’re right in that winter sun makes generally for far better images than harsher, summer sun.

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      • Hi Bridgette, I don’t use my camera much now because my eyes are not so good, but I used to use it a lot a few years ago. Used to go to lectures by pros so picked up some uselul tips over the years. Course, *real* pros don’t need to post-process 🤣.
        Soes your camera shoot RAW? Use that, if possible. Just gives you the most options, downstream.

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  2. Beautiful photos, Bridgette, I appreciate how they are offer an inconspicuous version of the park instead of the usual obvious sites. I especially enjoy the river boat photo. Thanks for sharing, what a lovely way to spend a birthday with your nephew. 🥰

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    • Thank you!!! I loved that photo too. I didn’t notice the couple kissing on the boat until I sat down to edit and it was a happy surprise 🙂
      It really was a wonderful trip, made particularly impactful after years of no travel during the pandemic.

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      • Hard light is difficult to shoot in but can be absolutely stunning when done well. Chances are that if you didn’t like some of them, you need to look at them and consider what it is about them that you didn’t like. Chances are if you can put your finger on it you’ll be able to learn from it so that way you can do better next time

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      • Thank you. The majority of the photos I didn’t like lacked a clear focus, were too busy or felt cliche in some way. I’ll examine them more now that it’s been a week and see what else I can learn.

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      • Busy scenes can be more interesting when you lower your f-stop, or slow your shutter speed, and be sure you only have one focus point on. ❤️ for example, a slow shutter speed on a stationary object surrounded by people… will make the people blurry, create movement and make the stationary object the only point of focus. A low f.stop can make for a creamier background so that it drowns out all the “background noise”

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  3. I am glad you did take your camera and had fun with finding great subjects. My favourite is the paddle-wheeler. Using the sky as a background is a good idea and more black & white please. I don’t like to take people photos but everyone says that I should. You should go with the flow and do what feels good for you 🙂

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