January 18, 2013
Daily Photo Tour - Just the Right Light
I have been so very privileged to be standing on Main Street at this time at night. Seriously look at the time on that clock! It's rather difficult these days to close out the park like this, but I always cherish the times we do. The easiest part about what we do when we shoot in Disneyland is the lighting. You just have to look for it. We don't have to spend hours setting up fancy lighting equipment and figuring out how we want to light a scene. All that hard work has already been done for us, by the imagineers of course. We get to do the easy part, set up and take the shot. The exterior lighting around Disneyland at night is a mix up of simplicity, mood, and focus. If you think about it, everything in Disneyland is lit either to draw your attention to it, or to create an ambiance and set a mood. And this is all done in the simplest form. And then we come to Main Street U.S.A., which is one of the most heart-warming and beautiful places in Disneyland. I love watching guests leave the park as they skip down Main Street and enjoy the lighted spectacle. There is always that mood when you're leaving the park, the soft cast of all those tiny little bulbs that radiate just the right amount of light.
Photo by Kevin Crone