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Rememberingthe70s 11-24-2012 03:06 PM

Do You Take Photos?
I'm curious with all the cell phone camera and charging talk around here lately (epic), how much us solo folks take photos when we're in the parks by ourselves. I think the touring style and reasons to be at The World or Cali or on a cruise are a bit different, so I'm curious.

Do you take many photos or videos when you're in the parks solo?

I'll start. I may take a few, but honestly there aren't a lot of things I need photos of. I think during my solo trip last year I took one photo in MK (the old "hold the phone in front of you" trick) to post on Facebook. I dunno. I guess I wanted to prove I was there. :wave2: In fact, I took my camera, but left it in the room and just took the shot with my phone.

dahirsh 11-25-2012 02:00 PM

I still take plenty of photos when I go alone. Another trip or two and I may be to the point that I can get away with just a photo or two each day, but not yet

KingdomHeartsFan 11-25-2012 04:24 PM

I will be leaving for WDW in just 4 days and I plan on taking lots and lots of photos as well as hitting up pretty much every photopass person I run into. It will be my first solo trip and I plan on using the freedom to take as many photos as I want without feeling like I am delaying everyone else!

IrishPixies 11-25-2012 04:27 PM

Looking forward to photo ops
My trip in 2 weeks will be my first solo WDW trip but I plan on actually taking MORE photos this time around. I'm a photography enthusiast, though, and I'm looking forward to slowing down and taking more artistic shots versus family vacation shots.

I did have a few solo mornings on our last family WDW trip in 2007 and I think I took more photos during those mornings then when with the whole crew. I also took advantage of PhotoPass for those times. I was hesitant at first but then a photographer by RnRC coaxed me into it and I didn't bleed ;) so I kept doing it. I have some great pictures from those mornings!

I've traveled other places solo and I've always taken many, many photos.

NJDiva 11-25-2012 09:03 PM

I take pictures every time I go. There's always something that catches my eye ...a character I don't see often, a display, my dinner....I average 300 pictures per visit . It really depends on what you need/want pictures of and for. I do a lot of scrap booking so as of now I have about1000 pictures per park. I'm doing more artsy pictures now

AnneMcD1 11-26-2012 08:42 PM

I just returned yesterday from a solo trip, and I took 200 pictures! I have been to Disney many times before, but this was my first time seeing it decorated for Christmas, so I took pictures of everything! I love to take pictures!:thumbsup2

Missytara 11-26-2012 08:45 PM

I am an architect, so I take a lot of building photos. I have a Sony camera with a 2 gig memory card that can take up to 1200 photos.

I did a solo trip, 8 days, no parks, all resorts, the week after T-giving and took about 400 pics.

JessieJones 11-27-2012 01:17 AM

I think whatever I decide before going for a solo trip, I just cannot resist myself from taking photos. Last time when I went took 350 photos with my cousins as I like storing every moment of my life. :cool1: :lmao:

Rememberingthe70s 11-27-2012 01:26 AM

Ahhh! So interesting - preserving your trip, architecture, scrapbooking! I never thought of photos for scrapbooking! That makes perfect sense. I think also, I have an almost exclusively theatre background professionally, so I have that "the moment is the moment and can't be duplicated" thing drilled into me ... Which is really kind of silly when applied to WDW! LOL

DakotaRose 11-28-2012 08:21 AM

I took about 200 photos. First, I like to look back at them and reminisce. Second, there are people in my life who won't ever get to go there, but they can armchair travel with my pix (they aren't big internet surfers).

I had a few really good PhotoPass pics, but ended up not buying any. Had several just as good by approaching people and asking nicely if they would mind taking my picture. Sometimes I noticed a family taking a shot with mom/dad at the camera and offered to take it for them. They in turn offered to take one of me.

btk2333 11-28-2012 10:28 AM

I take a ton of pictures when I'm solo, maybe even more then when I'm in a group. I seem to have more time to sit and enjoy things and it makes me want to take pictures of everything!

joeyrose 11-28-2012 10:57 AM

i don't take any pictures, haven't for about 15 years. works for me.

nightshaderose 11-30-2012 11:18 PM

So, on my first solo trip, I went through 4 disposable-cameras-worth of picture taking. I didn't like the feeling of seeing my entire vacation through a lens, so I resolved to not take cameras anymore, so I won't feel compelled to record every second.
I eventually got a phone with a camera, so while I don't take loads of pictures anymore, I do take some. I'll usually take pics of my food, specifically for posting here on the DIS. I'll also take pics of design elements that look interesting or fabrication techniques that are unusual so I have them for reference when I get home and want to incorporate them into whatever art I'm doing at the moment.

And then there are the pics I take of things that make me laugh. Those usually get tweeted immediately, to make my friends back home jealous. :)

stindall 12-11-2012 03:06 AM

I always take photos everywhere but I'm the kind of person who "sees my vacation through a lense" so I'm going to try not to do that so much by ordering Photopass+. Then I can leave most of the photo taking to someone else. I'm hopefully getting an Olympus Pen mini for Christmas so I can take some nicer shots, something I've never been able to do because I've always had crappy cameras. Of course i'll also be using the front camera on my iphone to send some selfies back to my friends and family!

mouselike-harrier 12-11-2012 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by KingdomHeartsFan (Post 46784691)
I will be leaving for WDW in just 4 days and I plan on taking lots and lots of photos as well as hitting up pretty much every photopass person I run into. It will be my first solo trip and I plan on using the freedom to take as many photos as I want without feeling like I am delaying everyone else!

That's what I plan on doing! I'm going solo for the first time at the end of January, and I love photos with all the photopass people, although my family does not. Can't wait to get my fill of all the photos of just me having a blast!:cool1:

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