Five Minutes to Fairytale Photos ~ Not to Scale
Since I can't live in the Cinderella Castle Suite or even on property year round, pictures help bring a bit of the fairytale back into my everyday life.
In my enthusiastic pursuit of remembering the Magic, I take hundreds of my own pictures every vacation and hope to share a bit of my experience with you.
One of the difficult things about capturing vacation magic is the overall grandeur and scale. Walking down main street toward the hub, Cinderella Castle is larger than life, as is Rapunzel's Tower, Spaceship Earth, the Tree of Life, Mickey's Sorceror's Hat and the Disney Ships themselves.
The problem with many of the photos of these landmarks is they fail to offer any sense of the scale afforded by the people and surroundings..
|Rapunzel's tower is huge! |
Without anything lending scale in this photo, it's kinda hard to tell.
1.) Put your children in the photo.
Or any kids that are yours in some way or another.
|Children for scale.|
2.) Go for a long shot.
Don't have children on hand?
A row of trashcans or benches will do as well.
|Shrinking Portholes and tiny people in the distance|
3.) Or go crazy and do both!
Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, after all.
|Children & Vanishing Point = Super Scale.|
“If you're smart you'll learn by heart what every artist knows: you must sing your scales and your arpeggios.”
~Duchess, Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz, The AristocatsSo get out there, make mistakes, get a little perspective and scale, try a shot that shouldn't work, but might and see what fairytale photos follow you home.