Tag Archives: photography


Welcome to The Magic in Pixels!

{jcomments off} It’s finally here and LONG overdue.  TMIP 3.0 features not only a slick new look and lots of little bells and whistles under the hood, it is also running on the most up […]


Getting Your Colors to POP at Dusk

There are a few basic tricks to make your colors really pop at sunset and dusk.  None of these “rules” are set in stone, and it seems that no one method always works the same […]


Digital Camera Crop Factor Explained

We here at The Magic in Pixels speak a lot of the “lens magnification factor” or “crop factor” or “zoom equivalent”.  All three terms mean roughly the same thing, but what the heck does it […]


Download a Pixelmania! Brochure

  The Magic in Pixels is pleased to announce the brand-new Pixelmania! brochure.  This exciting publication gives just a hint of the fun and festivities that Pixelmania! will be all about.  If you want todownload […]


Announcing Pixelmania!

The Magic in Pixels proudly announces it’s first signature event, PIXELMANIA! Walt Disney World Resort, December 3 – December 6. A gathering of photography, friends, and fun.    WHAT IS PIXELMANIA! ? Pixelmania! is a […]


Tim Devine’s Gear

Canon Equipment That I Have Canon EOS-1D X Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon Powershot G10 Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM SLD Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L […]


The Art of Panning

The technique of panning to convey a sense of motion is one that takes practice.  Instead of worrying about depth of field as you would for a landscape or a portrait, slow shutter speeds and […]


Sandisk Extreme Firewire Compact Flash Reader

Ever since Rob Galbraith updated his Compact Flash/SD card speed update, I have been thinking about getting a faster CF reader.  As there are only three dSLRs that use UDMA technology (1DsMkIII, D300 and D3), […]


Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX AF UWA Lens

In the Fall of 2007, I rented a Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX AF Ultra Wide Angle Lens for a trip to New York State’s 1000 Island region.  I had read a lot of […]


Thinking Outside of the (Green) Box

One of the best things you can do in your quest to take better photos is to start thinking outside of the dreaded Auto / Green Box mode.  In order to understand why you should […]


Photographing Moving Water

People who know me know that I often preach about making sure your camera’s shutter speed is fast enough to ensure that you are stopping the action and not getting a blurry photo.  Of course, […]


Parade Photography – Timing is Everything!

We all love taking photos of our favorite parade, be it SpectroMagic, Disney Dreams Come True, or even Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade.  The key to getting the best photos is TIMING! It is very easy […]


Always Make Backups

When you get back from Walt Disney World, your kid’s sporting event, or wherever else you were taking pictures, copy them to the computer and then burn them to a CD, DVD, and/or copy them […]


Blurry Photos: Causes and Fixes

One of the most disappointing and frustrating things at the end of your Disney vacation is coming home with a bunch of blurry photos.  Nobody wants to see blurry photos or out of focus photos […]


Exposure = Shutter + Aperture + ISO

The first key to successful photography on your Disney vacation is to understand the basics and dynamics of photographic exposure.  Before you learn anything else, you need to know how a photograph is made so […]