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Do You Really Need a Fancy Camera at the Disney Parks?

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Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope you all are having a great week so far and are looking forward to a great weekend ahead. There's been a lot going on here at home, and I am so excited to be able to share more about that with you soon. But today I want to talk about cameras, specifically cameras to take pictures with at the Disney Parks. This is one of the questions I get most on my Instagram account is "What kind of camera do you use? This picture is great!" I'll let you know what type of camera I use at the end of this post so you're going to want to keep reading. 

The simple answer to today's burning question is, no, you don't need to spend a few thousand dollars on a fancy camera and equipment to take really great photos at the Disney Parks. All you really need is a decent camera, even if it's on your iPhone, a few editing skills, and patience. 

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The thing with pictures is that it's an art form and some people are going to like your style and some people aren't going to like your style, and that's completely okay. If all of your photos are taken of the same subject from the same angle, your photos are going to be just like every other tourist taking pictures of Cinderella Castle. But what if you took your photo by putting your phone between the fence posts and the garden bed to get some flowers in the frame, and sat on the ground for a few minutes to make the Castle look bigger and more grand. That will definitely help your picture stand out from the crowd. 

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Now, I am in no way a professional photographer, but there is something fun about walking around the Disney Parks with camera in tow, and when you finally see that one thing you've walked by a million times but now you see it from a completely different perspective and you HAVE to get the PERFECT shot! That's the great thing about taking pictures at Disney! You get to do just that. 

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When it comes to editing, I know people who use Lightroom, and I know people who edit directly from their phone. While you will get different results from both, I don't think it matters which one you choose as long as you're consistent with your editing style and how you want your pictures to look. Also, if you're on a budget, like most of us are, editing on your phone is great! There are some really powerful editing apps you can download or use the ones that came with your phone. 

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Well friends, here's my big secret! I take and edit all of my photos with my iPhone 7. I take multiple pictures of the same subject from the same angle, because one of them is going to be great, then edit everything right in the Instagram app! So you really don't need fancy equipment to take great photos of the Disney Parks. I would love to see some of your photos of the parks, so leave your Instagram handle in the comments. 

Be Magical Today!

-Megan