When you plan a big trip to a place like Walt Disney World, do you struggle with what kind of camera you should bring? Do you feel a little bummed if you only “just” have your phone as a camera? What if I told you you can totally rock “just” your phone for pictures at Walt Disney World? I think you might dig this announcement and the giveaway at the end!
I want to remember and document our WDW vacations, but I don’t want to damage my expensive camera or lose it. Even our compact camera can become a nuisance when there are so many other things you have to carry and keep track of in the parks, including 4 whole children.
When you’re paying for pricey character meals, you want to make sure you at least end up with decent character pictures, right?
From our first trip to WDW in 2014 to our last trip at the beginning of this year, phone cameras advanced SO much that I now feel confident leaving my DSLR at home, and relying on my phone to capture all the magic moving forward.
Yup, I took THIS with my iPhone!
I’m so into this plan that I wrote a whole ebook- Picture Play: Walt Disney World- to help other people take and edit magical pictures from their time at Walt Disney World (and really any amusement park) WITH JUST THEIR PHONE + a few free/cheap apps.
This ebook is an extension of my first ebook Picture Play. PP was all about how to take and edit photos you will LOVE with just your phone and free/cheap apps. Btw, it’s got over 75 5-star reviews- check them out!
Is this only going to talk about taking pictures at Walt Disney World? What if I never plan to go there?
While this will be focused on the photos I took at WDW, the tips and techniques can be applied to any theme park, parade, or fireworks show.
What if I want to take pictures with my DSLR or GoPro?
No matter what kind of camera you use, there will be a lot of great takeaways, especially if you plan to edit those photos on your phone.
I have an Android, is this just for iPhone users?
Nope! I am an iPhone user, but I’m doing my best to make sure all tips, techniques and apps are valid for iPhone and Android, or I will find a suitable substitute (in the case of apps).
Do I need your first ebook – Picture Play- or can this take it’s place?
Some of the stuff I’ll cover in PP:WDW can stand alone, but I highly recommend you begin with the basics I cover in Picture Play. PP:WDW will build on the skills and techniques I teach in PP and show you some new tricks with apps we talked about in PP + introduce you to a few new photo editing apps.
If you don’t already have a copy of Picture Play, you can bundle PP + PP:WDW for only $25. You’re basically getting PP:WDW for only $6 when you buy a copy of Picture Play!
The discount will be automatically applied in your cart and will go up to $30 when presale is over.
What about PhotoPass pictures?
If you’re not familiar, PhotoPass pictures are taken by official WDW photographers at designated locations throughout each park and at Disney Springs. You can purchase a Memory Maker as part of your tickets or package, and that will include every PhotoPass picture taken and assigned to your Magic Band (or your family members’ bands). This is even inclusive of ride photos!
You will have access to all of these pictures via your My Disney Experience mobile app (or by logging into your MDE account on your computer), making it easy to download them to your phone’s camera roll and edit them from there. I find that these pics are all over the place in terms of lighting quality, and many times they look so much better with just a few simple adjustments.
PhotoPass on the left, and the same pic after a few simple edits that decreased background distractions on the right.
I know I’ve talked about publishing this ebook for a while, so thank you so much for hanging in there, and I’m very sorry if you already went on your summer vacay to see The Mouse. The good news is you can still use this book to edit the pictures you took at Walt Disney World!
I’ve got two amazing prizes to giveaway to celebrate the launch of PP:WDW!
The first prize is this ADORABLE full-size backpack stuffed FULL of really, really useful stuff for your trip and for pictures!
1 Full-size backpack– It’s so cute and REALLY nice. It will see you through lots of park visits. (I’m having a hard time not keeping for myself!)
1 Buzz Lightyear bubble blower– This thing is ADORABLE and also a great way to get kiddos to sit still for a picture. It’s the cutest little prop at Toy Story Land!
1 Swell water bottle- cuz you gotta stay hydrated!
1 Jackery power block for recharging your phone- SO KEY when you’re relying on your phone as a camera, along with everything else it needs to do in the parks (fast passes, maps, check out those PhotoPass pics, etc.)
1 Bumkins Mickey Mouse wetbag to keep your stuff dry on wet rides, or to put your wet stuff in later
1 Mickey Mouse ears hat (that you can choose to have personalized if you’d like) &
1 sequined Minnie Mouse ears headband– These mouse ear accessories are AWESOME for photos!
6 light-up “ice cubes”– They are great distractions for little anxious hands at meals, AND? They are fun photo props after dark! Ever wondered what it would look like if you caught Tinkerbell? I will detail how to use them in PP:WDW!
This is another hard package to part with! These brand new sequined Loungefly mini backpack and matching ears in “Potion Purple” are useful AND great photo props.
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