Photography ideas and tips for your Disney World trip

by Shannon Albert 17 comments Like the Facebook page

headerphotographytipsAlthough I like taking and looking at trip pics, I don't know much about what it takes to get great photos.

Today, I've gathered some of the best resources I've found to help learn how to not only take great Disney World trip pics, but also great ideas for using your photos to create keepsakes from your trip.

Let's take a look...

Photos inside of lettering

Disney event photography (basically, a private photographer you can hire to take pics during your trip) has some products for sale, including these framed pieces of photos inside of lettering which they call "fine art letter portraits."


These cost about $200 each (with the frame) but you could probably figure out a way to do it for much less if you know how to use a graphics editing program.

Character autographs on Polaroid pics

I really like this keepsake which involves taking Polaroid pics with the characters and then having them sign the developed photo.

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Not sure where to get a Polaroid camera? Amazon has several including the Polaroid 300 Instant Camera PIC-300B which gets 4.5 star reviews and costs $70.


Capturing good pics at character meals

Character meals are fun but getting pics can be awkward since there isn't a defined area to pose, the lighting can vary and there are lots of other people nearby.

There's a great tutorial on on how to get good pics at character meals.

Tips include things like which seats to request, what to do when characters get to your table and how to focus your camera.


Photography letters

You can buy pics like the one below in various places including this Etsy shop, but you might also just want to use it as inspiration for pics on your trip.


Think of what word you'd like to spell out (your last name, "Disney World," etc.) and then keep an eye out for things that form the shape of those letters during your trip.

Taking great ride photos

More and more people are taking advantage of PhotoPass+ which includes ride photos on a CD so it might be fun to plan ahead to try to get better quality photos.

This tutorial on taking good ride photos includes helpful info on where to look on popular rides, seats to avoid so you don't disappear in the pics and many other tips.



Do you have other ideas or tips that you'd add? I'd love to hear your ideas. Please leave them in the comments.