Local Photographers Capture Their Own Universal Moments During Universal Orlando’s Third #UOInstaMeet
Love breathtaking photography? So do we. In partnership with the Worldwide InstaMeet, we hosted 11 local Instagrammers to participate in our third #UOinstameet. We asked them to share their favorite shot from the weekend and tips on the different settings they used to capture the moment.
By @asheradamsphotography: I took this photo to try and capture the spirit of the UOInstameet in a creative way. The camera I used was a Nikon D750 with a 10-24mm lens, at ISO 100, F/8, and 1/100th of a second. I took a bracket of 5 different exposures for this picture, which I would later merge using an HDR (High Dynamic Range) program. Afterwards, I worked some magic in Photoshop to achieve the effect that you see in this photo!
By @maxgarcia: This is my favorite shot because I aim to capture the same magical feeling I get when walking into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and translate it to my viewers. There’s nothing quite like walking down Diagon Alley yourself, but hopefully this will inspire my viewers to capture the magic in their own way when they visit the parks. This picture was shot with an Nikon D7000, ISO 100 F2.8 with 14 mm lens.
By @_vanessaboy: Watching the sun peak and unveil the park throughout the morning was amazing. This shot was taken on a Canon 6D using a 35mm f/1.4L lens just as the warm glow of the sunrise reached Rodeo drive and made its way over to Sunset Blvd.
By @ayce09: King Kong was one of my favorite movies as a child. It only aired on a special night and you had to have the 7-Eleven 3D glasses that you could only obtain when you bought a Slurpee. Here’s one of my favorite shots from the UOInstameet AND now one ofmy favorite attractions! Shot with my Nikon D7000 – 14mm wide angle lens – ISO 320 – f/2.8 – shutter speed 1/200.
By @kayla_surico: This photo I took during Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is definitely my favorite from the UOInstameet. I was inside The Exorcist house and as soon as I entered this room I thought “this would be a sick photo.” I shot this image with a Canon 6D and a Tokina 11-16mm lens with the following settings: 1/100 sec., f/2.8, ISO 6400.
By @lu8cho: Enjoying quality time with the family at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. We love the Italy vibes, the restaurant, shops and atmosphere this hotel provides. The boat ride to Universal CityWalk and the theme parks is convenient, relaxing and fun for everyone in the family. This shot was taken with a Sony a6300, 19mm – f8 – 125ss.
By @orlando_informer: Even after taking tens of thousands of pictures at Universal Orlando, there’s something that remains special about capturing a picture in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. Add in the opportunity to do so during the sunrise before it opens for the day and the shot is even more special. This picture was taken using a Sony a7R II, 1/125 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100, 28 mm.
By @rebeccacarmen: One of my favorite action movies is the first Transformers. For Optimus Prime, I really wanted to highlight how the sun was hitting him and the warm light coming off from him made for a dynamic range from the left side of the frame to the right. I took this photo with my Fujifilm X-T10 and 18-55m lens. My settings were at f/11 28.9mm and a fairly high ISO since the sunrise is typically harsher at the time I took the photo. All of my photos tend to have cooler temperatures – I find that blue adds sleekness. Typically, I will tint the shadows as well as the temperature blue, sometimes adding green in as well to add variety to a shot.
By @dcambaxp: This is my second time attending a UOInstameet, and I think this event is getting better and better. This time I wanted to take the most reflection shots possible, and I think I managed to get some images worth seeing. Most of my pictures were taken with an iPhone 6s Plus because the phone lets me get very close to the source of the reflection, something that a camera won’t let me. My take away is the opportunity to take pictures of an empty park (or semi empty) with the sunrise as the backdrop. Priceless.
By @eightyfaux: The shot I chose to be my favorite was my twilight hangout picture at MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack. I used a F/22 S/25” ISO:50.
By @eyesofsiul: I chose this picture with Doctor Doom’s Fearfall framed in between the nets and support poles of The Incredible Hulk Coaster. The foreground and background gives this shot a unique perspective on something the viewer might see when they first walk into Marvel Super Hero Island. Camera used: Canon 6D w/ 35mm.