Capturing Disney Magic Through Photography

Capturing Disney Magic Through Photography

Taking photos and making memories through them are such a big part of the Disney experience, no matter which Disney resort you may visit. And yet we’ve never really taken the time to discuss how to best capture the magic through photos. So today I have the privilege of Ryan Crane joining us to share his insights on just that. If you are like me, you’re always looking for that ideal way of capturing that perfect moment. We’ll talk about things you should and shouldn’t do, and how the simplest steps can make a good photo great. Join us as we find new ways to capture the Disney magic through photography.

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Meet Ryan

Ryan Crane is an artist, designer, photographer and cancer survivor. Ryan has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to being diagnosed with cancer Ryan was an accomplished photographer, and had a website designed to teach photography to beginners. Ryan’s photography career began after a family trip to Walt Disney World. He had shared some of his photos from the trip and people wanted to buy them. The rest is history, as they say. He attributes the popularity of his Disney photography to being quite a Disney fan and his perception of the world of Disney. Ryan is an avid car guy and enjoys customizing his and his son’s cars on days he feels able.  This past Spring, he received the great news that he is Cancer FREE! Unfortunately, he is still unable to work due to complications and other medical challenges. Rather than letting his new challenges bring him down, thanks to Squarespace, he created as a way to get back on his feet and offer his artwork to you so that it may bring you joy in your own home.  

Photos To Learn From:

A photo framed like this has Walt and Mickey not centered, but slightly ajar to create emphasis. Photo by Ryan Crane.
Let loose and let your photos be fun. Photo through Ryan Crane.
A photo washed out by flash. Photo by Ryan Crane
Here there is no flash, but color and saturation have been added later. Photo by Ryan Crane.
Color and saturation is overdone in this photo, but it’s still fun. Photo by Ryan Crane.
Taken from on top, it’s hard to capture the business of the mice and birds below. Photo by J. Jeff Kober.
See how Cinderella is crowned by the painting in the background. The emphasis is again on getting down like a little child to see it from their eyes. Photo by J. Jeff Kober
This is a quick selfie, but made better because it was taken from a lower level looking up. This allows more of Grogu in the photo. Photo by J. Jeff Kober

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