Live the enchantment of Epcot®
Explore exciting attractions, enchanting international pavilions, stunning fireworks and seasonal special events at Epcot®. From the iconic Spaceship Earth to the nightly fireworks celebrations, Epcot® abounds with thrilling photo and video opportunities.
Photo tips made easy with Joe McNally
Renowned photographer, creative lighting master and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally shares a few basic tips to help you get terrific pictures of the popular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show.
Your trip to Epcot® wouldnt be complete without a shot of Spaceship Earththe big ball at the front of the park in Future World. Compose a wide shot to capture the grandeur. Remember that Spaceship Earth is lit up in color at night, so take one shot when you arrive and another when youre leaving. At night, use the Night Landscape mode on your camera for a great exposure.
Epcot® At Night
Epcot® is just as exciting at night as it is during the day. Compose a photo with Spaceship Earth in the backgroundand your family members in the foreground and use the Night Portrait Mode if your camera has this scene mode. If not, select the Slow Sync flash mode and hold the camera steady when you take the shotthe camera will select a slow shutter speed to capture the lights in the background and set off the flash to light up the foreground.
Using Props for Great Shots
There are lots of fun sights to see and photograph throughout Epcot®that will make great spots for group portraits of family or friends. See how many friends will fit in an old-time phone booth. Zoom in tight to see the laughter and smiles.
Remember to adjust your cameras scene mode as the daylight diminishes.
World Showcase Lagoon
Experience the thrilling fireworks displays each night. Use the Fireworks or Night Landscape Mode if your camera has scene modes. If not, set your camera to Shutter Priority (S) and choose a shutter speed of 1/60 second to capture the lights and fireworks over the Lagoon. Be sure to hold the camera steady and use Vibration Reduction.
Featuring designer boutiques, delectable treats and a couple of world-class restaurants, the France Pavilion is a great place for wide-angle cityscape photos, low-light evening portraits and more. If you stop for a bite to eat, take a closeup or macro shot of your delectable foodturn on Macro, Food or Closeup Mode on your camera.
Meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus
Take your little princes and princesses to their favorite character spot for some emotional photos of their reactions. Keep the shot wide to capture every moment of the initial and post-interaction expressions on your child’s face.