Archive: Disney

The Tam O’ Shanter: Walt Disney’s Favorite Restaurant

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  5 Comments

The Tam O’ Shanter in Los Angeles, California was a popular dining spot for Walt Disney, his animators, and Imagineers. This restaurant is a must-do in Los Angeles not for its cuisine (although the food is above average), but for its rich history. In this post, we’ll take a tour of the Tam O ‘Shanter, and […]

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50% Grey Dodge-Burn Layer Photography Tip

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  10 Comments

Today I wanted to focus on a new technique I recently learned that provides a way to non-destructively dodge and burn in Photoshop. For those unfamiliar with the dodge/burn tools, they are ways to extend the dynamic range in a single image in Photoshop, but the problem is that they normally a “destructive” ways to […]

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Main Street Electrical Parade Long Exposure

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  6 Comments

Back when I first got into Disney photography, it seemed like I went into each trip with one really ambitious for a difficult/interesting photo. During our August 2009 trip, it was this photo of SpectroMagic. I had never before seen a long exposure done of Walt Disney World’s nighttime light parade, and thought it was […]

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Cinderella Castle Kiss Goodnight Reflection

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  6 Comments

The Kiss Goodnight is one of those chills-inducing moments at Walt Disney World for us. For those unfamiliar with the Kiss Goodnight, it’s “show” in the Magic Kingdom that plays thirty minutes after the park closes and bids guests a fond farewell. Cinderella Castle cycles through its lighting schemes, including a few ones that you […]

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Disneyland Summer “Magical” Fireworks

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 by Tom Bricker  •  Photography  •  13 Comments

Disneyland’s fireworks show varies by season. The main show is the incomparable “Remember… Dreams Come True!,” which is a montage of memorable lines from Disneyland attractions. For people like me who are primarily Disney theme park fans, this show is great because it focuses on the parks as opposed to animation. There are also seasonal […]

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