Tips for Photography at Amusement parks

by | Sep 29, 2021 | Travel Photography

Water and theme parks are fun for all ages. People of all ages love water and theme parks; Cedar Point, Knoebels, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, The Dells Water Parks are just a few of the favorites. Visiting a theme park is not usually a spur-of-the-moment event. Theme parks have outstanding flowers and landscaping that might be worth a photo for the mantle. Anyone who loves photography will wish to take a picture under the best conditions imaginable.

Here are some top tips to ensure you have the most brilliant photo opportunity — and you don’t kill Mother Nature! 1. Compartmentalize with dividers and tape. On many rides, you will be able to visit several different areas of the park over a one hour stay. This is fantastic for taking photos of your family enjoying one of the rides together. Adults have axles and four wheel disc brakes; children tend to doze off while riding on monkey bars, and grandparents can be left looking like an employee of these theme parks had a heart attack. So, make sure that you remember to put dividers in place within the tightly-packed kids areas for the best photo opportunities. As an added security measure of electronic tickets, you may want to consider placing tape in these areas, so that people using the ride together have to give each other their electronic tickets as claim tickets. 2. Take extra caution when you get out of your car. Regardless of whether you are visiting the theme parks during standard operating hours or at night when there are fewer visitors, taking extra caution will help avoid serious injuries. Take extra precautions at night, and close all doors to entrances. Mobile homes and RVs are easy stepping targets. Driving a gas-powered vehicle or on a trail in poor conditions is another route you can take that is less prone to injury. 3. Give your camera a wide angle lens. Opt for a lens that is wide enough to take high-resolution photos. Smartphones are inexpensive, and they take great photos. 4. Ease up on the wind. The park might be quiet, but it is also windy. Rather than seeing where your foot hits the ground, stand where the train tracks run parallel to the ground. This is where you can take a solid shot. Or perhaps get up on a small hill — tall enough to get a shot of the train tracks running parallel to the ground. 5. Drive slowly. Although “slow and steady wins the race” has not been a winning strategy for many of the competitors on American Ninja Warrior, it is wise to ensure that you are not speeding through a theme park. While slow speeds and attentive driving can help you take an amazing photo, you may also be damaging the environment or stopping in an area that requires special precautions. Park rangers have to watch over roller coasters every second, so be sure to slow down so as not to hurt them. 6. Fetching the kids may lead to better photos.

To get a great photo of the parks, you need good lighting and the best backdrop to give the best effects. Choosing a background for your photo is like choosing a dress for an event. It should be period correct and contemporary. If your hair is up in a bun, a wave on, or bun or ponytail, a futuristic headband, plaid shirt, or sweater is appropriate. If not, a dark color, no hair, or hair with a rough texture are all good, as long as they are earthy and have a little texture to them. A woman’s face, however, will work, especially if she is smiling. The background should not be too distracting (e.g., a hotel or a shop). If it is bright or colorful, a darkroom might be needed. Your subjects may also be wearing hats. A hat or hat brim can restrict light and dark areas in your photo. A metallic, accent color or jewelry in your subject’s hair, however, will soften the look and allow light to reach areas behind the hat. You should also think about who your subject is and find a way to incorporate them into the photo. Perhaps your subject looks older. Someone looking younger may look best. And someone wearing career or fashion attire might work better than someone wearing a team or work clothing. Consider the outfits of your subject as well and consider how they will be dressed for the event. If you’d like to download more advanced techniques for good looking watercolor prints, please check out these articles: How to Apply Blending Film Shutterstock for Watercolor Paper How to Use Photorealism in Watercolor Paper How to Create a Landscape in Watercolor Using Blending Watercolor Behind the Scenes Two Artists Explain How to Use Photoshop to Create a Landscape in Watercolor Watercolor Behind the Scenes If you’d like more inspiration for period-correct graphics and art, try these links below. Colors of the 1890s and 1920s 1890s Graphics 1920s Graphics Pastel Graphics Pastel Music To get the best vintage-inspired black and white photos for wedding and baby portraits, it makes sense to get a Kodachrome slide film. The T-Max 200 slides are lovely celluloid films that make colors pop and are easy to work with. They are easy to use, even for beginners. They come in three sizes for more information, or click here. Apply a retro look to your photos by wearing clothes from the period. Tie a frock to your hair or wear a headband, etc. If you are a photographer, be creative.

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