Being Creative at Tourist Attractions

Here’s a fun way to approach photographing in busy tourist attractions.  Be creative! Easier said than done I can hear you saying. Really, when confronted with people everywhere, start looking from different angles, get low, get high or just tilt your camera.

Three weeks ago, I showed you how I used tourists watching a show in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World to create a good travel photograph.  The photo today was taken a little before that one.  I tilted my camera to eliminate most of the people and included the Partners Statue with the castle as a backdrop.

A creative view of the Partners Statue in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

A creative view of the Partners Statue in front of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/400s, f/10, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length.

Another way to get your creative juices going is to try photographing a subject from above, below and at the subject’s level.  When visiting the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan a few years ago, I got this photo of the Ford GT-40 race car which raced at Le Mans back in the late 1960’s.

Red Ford GT-40 race car in the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.

Red Ford GT-40 race car in the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.
Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/15s, f/3.5, ISO 400, EV +0.6, 18mm focal length.

I like this photo as it shows other people enjoying the museum.  I still wanted a more personal view of this car.  I got down low in front of it and went “eye to eye” with this powerful car.

Eye to eye with a Ford GT-40 race car in the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.

Eye to eye with a Ford GT-40 race car in the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.
Nikon D70/18-200VR, 1/20s, f/3.5, ISO 200, EV +1.3, 18mm focal length.

Disney park fans have a saying, “Look up, look down”.  I have an addition for all photographers, get LOW, get HIGH and look ALL around.  Let your creativity go and enjoy the magic!

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4 Responses to Being Creative at Tourist Attractions

  1. Barry Wallis says:

    Getting on their eye level works great with animals too.

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