Tip of the Day: Shooting at Amusement Parks

In addition to the vivid and exciting scenery you can capture while walking around an amusement park, taking photos from the rides will give you a new perspective. Make sure your camera strap is securely fastened across your body or wrapped around your wrist multiple times. Slow-moving rides, such as Ferris Wheels, will give you the chance to take great aerial shots. On faster rides, such as roller coasters, set a quick shutter speed and try to plan your shots for the slowest parts of the ride.

In addition to the vivid and exciting scenery you can capture while walking around an amusement park, taking photos from the rides will give you a new perspective. Make sure your camera strap is securely fastened across your body or wrapped around your wrist multiple times.

Slow-moving rides, such as Ferris Wheels, will give you the chance to take great aerial shots. On faster rides, such as roller coasters, set a quick shutter speed and try to plan your shots for the slowest parts of the ride. (But pay attention to the posted rules about photography—getting caught taking photos on a ride that forbids it could get you kicked out of the park.)

For more tips on shooting at amusement parks, check out Taking the Best Photos at Theme Parks by Larry M. Lynch and Ten Tips for Better Theme Park Photos by Charles Starrett.

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