Lamp Study from Disneyland

These are the lamps you’ll find at Disneyland. Located anywhere within either of the two parks, you’ll see there is endless beauty in the world around us. Disneyland is a great place for photographs. I just look for the stuff that a lot of people probably don’t even notice. These photos show the ability of the Sony to take amazing pictures in low light.

One of the shops in DCA

Sony Focus

These three images of a toy Corvette show the ability of the camera’s clarity and focus. These were shot with the SIGMA 30mm lens, manual focus setting in the camera.

Below, you can see the rear spoiler clearly, compared to the rest of the car which is obviously out of focus.

Focal length: 1 foot. Focus on rear spoiler.
Focal length: 1 foot. Focus on roof.
Focal length: 1 foot. Focus on hood.

The ability to manipulate images with the lens and camera is endless. These simple examples show a little of the capabilities of the camera with a specific lens.

Stylized with Filters

Filters are amazing. Creative content is limited only by the imagination.

This was shot on a rainy night in Disney’s California Adventure (DCA). This is one of my favorites.

Set the iPhone down on the ground and take the pic in the rain. Then add filters.

Below: Another filtered image from DCA. Another favorite.

Another iPhone on the ground in the rain photo.

Sony a6300 and Lenses

A digital mirrorless single lens reflex camera, the alpha takes amazing photos in any light condition, depending on lens. There are many reviews on this camera. I will say only that it is lightweight, robust in build, and very easy to use. The menu makes sense, and there are many You Tube tutorials on this camera if you need them.

This camera shoots beautiful 4K video, but I shoot all my video in HD right now. The quality is so good that a friend of mine asked if I was shooting my tutorial videos in 4K. I do shoot at 60 fps, so they have a sharper more focused look.

Where to buy this camera.

The camera is compact, light weight, and highly customizable. Easy to carry around your neck or in a backpack or camera bag. It shoots up to 24 megapixels stills and will shoot at 120 frames per second for 4x slow motion perfection. Many more details are available from online reviewers, one of the better ones being and you can view the precise review of this camera right here.

DP Review have this to say: “The a6300 is a tremendously capable camera, whether you’re looking to shoot stills or video. Getting the best out of the camera requires a bit of work on the user’s part but its sheer capability makes this worthwhile. Its image quality is at least match for anything in its class, its autofocus is very impressive and its 4K video is peerless.”

Here’s an example of the night time capability of this camera with the 30mm Sigma lens.

Original is 6000×4000, 12 megapixels (8 MB). This is sized down for the web. Exposure time 1/60 second.

My 3 Go-To Lenses

Each lens serves a specific purpose. Frequently, I leave the camera on AUTO and simply change lenses. At night, I tend to use the SCN selection and choose Hand-held Twilight from the Scene Selection menu, accessed by pressing the Fn button when in SCN mode. This shoots a burst, and processes the best photo from the information gathered during the burst. It works extremely well, as you can see from this night shot.

  • SONY “Kit” Lens f3.5-5.6/16-50mm. This lens has optical steady shot and a power zoom. The lens is made in Thailand. It works well enough, but not so great in low light.
  • ROKINON 12mm f2.0 high speed wide angle. I’m super pleased with this lens in low light conditions, and for those nice panoramic shots. You can be right up close to your subject and see a lot of surrounding area.
  • SIGMA 30mm f1.4 This is my go-to lens for fixed distance product shooting and tutorials that don’t need any zooming capabilities.

Desert Views

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Rain in the distance with sun peeking through the clouds at Ocotillo Wells
CanAm Outlanders

Leftovers from campfires

Daytime Disneyland