Five Tips to Improve Your Theme Park Photograph from Nikon, Disney Park’s Official Camera Partner


Nikon is the new official camera of Disney Parks. As part of that relationship all the old Kodak Photo Spot signs are transitioning to Nikon Picture Spot sponsorship. It’s sad really, because Kodak relationship goes back to the very early days of Disneyland. But Kodak was too slow to transition from film to digital, despite being early innovators in the digital space. No use crying over spilled developer fluid, I guess. .

I’m always trying to improve my photography, so I thought I would head over to Nikon’s USA website and see what tips they have for theme park guests who want to get that great shot. Besides, buy a Nikon, of course. They don’t have anything specifically about theme parks. But there are a few articles that might apply.

Here are five beginners tips that will help you return home with better vacation photos:

  1. Heading to a Water Park? Here are 5 tips to better underwater photography.
  2. This is my favorite tip to try myself. Find a different angle for that really great shot. Everyone has a photo of Cinderella Castle head-on, but move around a bit to find some really great photos.
  3. Eating is a big part of any Disney vacation. So here are some tips to take better food shots.
  4. Okay this tip is for a playground, not a theme park, but the general rules still apply. Taking better shots of kids at play.
  5. Finally, they’re often overlooked, but also get their chance to really shine with a festival of their own, Disney’s Horticultural team. They work hard to create beautiful gardens for you to photograph, so thank them by learning how to take great garden photos with this tip.

And no, this was not a sponsored post. Just something in an area where I know I can improve. I hope you find these tips useful on your next trip. Don’t wait until you’re on the ground in Anaheim or Orlando, practice them at home before you come.

If you have a favorite theme park photography tip, I’d love to read it in the comments.