Monday, August 26, 2013
Picture Perfect: A Guide For the Amateur Photographer
Disneyland is a wonderland for photographers, both amateur and professional. For the novice photographer, it can often be overwhelming attempting to figure out what will make the best image. Composition, lighting, subject...what's a guest to do? In November 1960, one particular Disneyland guest captured a sign that offered help: The Kodak Picture Spot.
Here are two sample photos from the same period that duplicated the suggested compositions by Kodak:
In 2008, I managed to shoot the Kodak picture spot which had obviously been updated.
Still makes a good photo!
With the Kodak Sponsorship going kaput, most likely these signs will disappear (or possibly already have). Hopefully, the powers that be will put something up in its place that will continue to aid the amateur. In the meantime, you can always look at the vintage signs for guidance!
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