The First Family Portraits

Posted by Carly Morgan

I was all geared up to write that birth story today, but when I sat down to it I realized that I only had about 5 minutes to blog today between the one kid doing this and the other kid doing that. I’m sure I’ll get into the groove of parenting two by myself while Kyle is at work, but today is not that day.

So, you get photos.

We took these on Sunday in our bedroom with the help of my Canon DSLR, a tripod, and a wireless remote. You can see Eva holding it in most of the photos, since she prefers to be the official family photographer. Go for it, kid. I’m shuttered out after the four million pics I’ve taken of you.

 

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Getting Photos in the Disney Parks at Night

Posted by Carly Morgan

e3a96311c2351349adb597bab86a0e8bA few years ago, before we started having babies and traveling to Disney became 3000% more difficult, Kyle and I took a last minute trip down to Walt Disney World. I had more free days at the time than he did, so I went down two days early and did a little work before he flew down to meet me.

I knew that I wanted to take a bunch of photos while I was down there, so I loaded up with my fancy camera and fancy lens and a bazillion memory cards. I also grabbed my tripod on a whim and I’m so happy that I did! I got some amazing photos of the parks at night by setting up the tripod and leaving the lens open.

It’s true that I had to carry it around, but my tripod folds up into a pretty small carrying case and doesn’t weigh much. I can slip it over the straps of my camera bag and it just lays along the top like it’s supposed to be there. I’ve also carried it on the side of my tech backpack on other trips because it fits into the pocket that’s meant for water bottles. (This is also a good way to carry it onto airplanes.)

I can’t find the exact one that I own, but this one on Amazon is pretty similar. Note: I had never used the tripod for this type of photo before and I was manually pressing the button on the camera, which did lead to a little shaking and blurring. I’ve since bought an inexpensive remote for my DSLR which makes these photos a lot more crisp and also lets us be in them if we want!

Here’s a look at some of the night shots I took while I was down there:

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IMG_6473You can see more of my night shots from Disney’s Hollywood Studios here.

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