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    Question Night & Attraction Photos w/o Flash

    I just purchased a Canon PowerShot S3 IS as an upgrade to the A95 I had. So far I am pleased as it seems to have a few more features than my A95 had. I also like the general feel of it over the A95. But I digress...

    One of my passions is visiting Walt Disney World (as anyone who knows me on this forum already knows) and this passion, combined with the love of my 10 month old son who will be making his first trip to WDW in about 3 weeks is what pushed me to find a better camera.

    A general photography dummy, my desire has always been to set a camera on Auto and point-and-click my way to photographs. Since my son was born though I've been starting to get more interested in some amature photography for scrapbooking his memories with wonderful shots. As such, I've found a few tutorial sites out there that have explained shutter speed, aperture and ISO to me in terms I understood a lot better than the camera manuals provided.

    So... after all that babbling, let's get onto my question...

    What I'm looking for is some suggestions on settings to take great shots at night around Disney to capture the lights on Main Street or on a specific ride/attraction.

    Additionally I'd like some suggestions on how to best take photos inside of attractions using the lighting provided (i.e. theatrical lighting type situations) without the typical blurr problem found when trying to take a non-flash photo on "Auto". Anyone who's been to Disney knows that on almost every ride/attraction they allow photos... just not "flash photography". So I'd like to try to capture some shots of oh say the Carousel of Progress or Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.

    Thanks in advance to any of you photography nuts who are also Disney nuts that can give me some help!
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    I don't have any tips, except to check out Tim Devine's forums at http://www.themagicinpixels.com/forum/index.php

    The people there are very helpful and can give you tons of advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydame2004 View Post
    I don't have any tips, except to check out Tim Devine's forums at http://www.themagicinpixels.com/forum/index.php

    The people there are very helpful and can give you tons of advice!
    Thanks so much! I've posted my question there too!
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    Most new digital cameras will have different "scene" settings. Usually the dusk and/or night settings will use slower shutter speeds meaning it is better to use some sort of tripod and/or support to avoid camera shake resulting in blurry pics. Even with the new anti-shake technologies it is still better to use some type of support for those grrreat night pics at WDW.
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    A tripod is a must for good, crisp night pictures. Doesn't have to be big either. Small is fine as long as you can rest it on something solid so the pictures don't get blurry. I can't recommend one because I'm still in the process of looking for one for my upcoming Disney trip.
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