Tips for Photography at Amusement parks

by | Sep 29, 2021 | Travel Photography

Water and theme parks are fun for all ages. People of all ages love water and theme parks; Cedar Point, Knoebels, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, The Dells Water Parks are just a few of the favorites. Visiting a theme park is not usually a spur-of-the-moment event. Theme parks have outstanding flowers and landscaping that might be worth a photo for the mantle. Anyone who loves photography will wish to take a picture under the best conditions imaginable.

No matter what, the best cameras are the reason behind the breathtaking images.

The Sony RX100 is a smart choice for the Magic Kingdom. The reason for this is its versatility. Sony a7 III has 24.2MP and is mirrorless, while Nikon D3500 has 24.7MP and is a DSLR. Canon Power-shot G9 X Mark II is the perfect camera for anyone looking for a compact trip to the park with a 1-inch sensor and 3-inch LCD-Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth enabled.

Here are some quick tips to help you get a ton of clicks!

Be ready to click

Nighttime is a time for magic and wonderment. The LED lights on WindSeeker dazzle and draw you in. However, since you are not quite ready to take a photo yet, slower shutter speeds can be used to capture the scene before you. In order to adjust the exposure, you have seen many pictures around the internet of roller coasters and rides.

To set up your shot, use the One-Third Rule. This means that if you divide the frame into thirds by turning on the grid in your camera’s settings or using focus points in your viewfinder, you should make a subject take up a ⅓ of the space in the picture.

Take shots in nights with the sparkling light

Nighttime is so beautiful, and there are so many things you can do with it. Sometimes it can be hard to do night shots though, so here’s a quick little list of things you can do:

– Shoot with a tripod

– Start with a shutter speed of 1 to 2 seconds

– To capture light trails and motion blur, try 1/500 of a second

– If you want to stop motion, try 1/1000 of a second

When I take pictures at a carnival, I find it easy to set a custom white balance using a few steps. First, start at 5500 K and set a custom temperature until you have a match.

Look for the unique angle

Trying to figure out the different types of camera shots and angles? Well, good thing you’re here! It can be easy to mix them up, but it’s no big deal. Different angles and degrees of those angles matter tremendously. Low-angle shots often make subjects look powerful or dominant. They also make for excellent shots of highly detailed scenes. Even though you’ve seen this perspective a lot, it can work well for some of your photos.

Take live shots

Don’t use your flash. It’s a big no-no to annoy the band or artist. Your pictures will also look worse. Try to get the perfect shot with the natural light available. Move around and take shots from different angles.

Click in a funfair

  • Use a monopod
  • Shoot in raw.
  • Experiment with shutter speeds.
  • Don’t forget the details.
  •  Zoom burst is made for funfairs!

Shoot while Riding

You know that fun feeling of taking a ride on the roller coaster, enjoying the thrill of the moment? Yeah, that’s not what this is. Trying to capture an angle that no one has seen before is difficult, but don’t worry, you can do it! To avoid dropping your camera, wrap it in a strap and hold on tight. Understand the ride, and know what riders will experience, by anticipating their movements. You don’t have any regular guests on board, and the camera is mounted on the train with clamps and ropes.

Try landscape shots

This is how you capture the perfect landscape shot. When you haven’t been to a place before, spend time scouting for the perfect location. Neutral density filters can help you get better-looking photos by preventing too much light from entering the camera.

Capture Emotions

There are so many exciting things to capture at the amusement park. It’s a place where you will see people feeling all sorts of emotions, like amusement, confusion or excitement. Capturing these authentic feelings is essential for creating compelling images that appeal to the audience on a personal level.

Plan to take pictures of the carnival during blue hour

The sky has beautiful, bold colors and a magical vibe for almost an hour after sunset. The blue hour is the hour after sunset and it provides a perfect backdrop to an evening carnival. Of course, you can also shoot the night sky at any time of day; I prefer shooting during the blue hour.