Disney Photography: Tips From Just Your Average Mouze

Little Mouzes headed for a WDW monorail.

Every photo has a story.

A trip to Walt Disney World is expensive. You could buy a small used car for what you’ll spend taking your family to Orlando.  Throw in a couple t-shirts and Mickey Mouse ice cream bars, and you could have purchased a couple tanks of gas for said imaginary car.  When you get back home and unload everything, souvenirs and some stories aside, what do you actually have to show for all that hard-earned money you left at the gates of the Magic Kingdom?  How do you hold on to those memories?

Photographs.

Taking pictures these days is easy, and if you look around you, there are 10-year-old kids snapping pictures on their cell phones and iPods. You will literally walk around people stopped on the sidewalks of Main Street U.S.A. to take pictures, with anything from a two-inch cell phone to a four-pound camera with a lens that sees right through Space Mountain. If you’ve made your WDW reservations, you’ll be taking some type of camera with you, guaranteed.

Picture this…who am I tell you how to take pictures? I’m the non-professional photographer, the gal who understands what it’s like to have blurry shots and out-of-focus subjects.  I could honestly stand to re-read my camera manual again.  SLR, ADR, APR…whew.  I’m just your average Mouze with a camera held over my shoulder by a red Mickey Mouse camera strap, and occasionally, some of my shots turn out pretty nice.

Today’s “Photo Tip From Just Your Average Mouze”:
Start with your batteries.

Many a moment (and in my case, you had better make that a whole day) has been ruined when you turn on a camera to nothing…total darkness.  There’s zero battery action, and the moment has zoomed off like a monorail forever. Disney, being the Masters of Merchandise that they are, offer batteries for sale.  But you will waste valuable time and energy locating them, and they will cost you double or triple the normal back-home price.  Those small incidental costs can slowly skyrocket the total price of your vacation.

Make sure you have an extra set of batteries with you, just in case.  Carrying along a small inexpensive camera, and I’m talking about an extra one, is a pretty good idea as well. Things go wrong; cameras suddenly break.  You can never be too cautious when you are preserving your hard-earned memories.  Your children will only be on this Disney vacation just once, and it goes by in the blink of a camera lens. Don’t ruin it with something as simple as a dead battery.

Thanks for coming along for a photographical ride!

Do you have any fabulous Disney vacation pictures you’d like to share with our readers?  Post your photos on Facebook at Mouze Kateerz. Take a virtual Disney vacation each day in photographs, and you can see even more pictures by visiting Mouze Kateerz on Pinterest.  Shoot me an email of your favorite Disney location or architectural wonder at mouzekateerz@chipandco.com.

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  1. Highly descriptive post, I loved that a lot. Will there be
    a part 2?

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