This photo is from the “finale” of the Celebrate the Season Cinderella Castle stage show that is performed during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Every year we go to the party, we end up watching this show twice. Not just because I really enjoy it, but because the first time I usually forget about the fireworks and miss that shot. This year, I remember, and got fireworks shots from both shows (one close-up, one zoomed out like this–the photo in this post is from 2011).
That said, the real point of this post is not the photo, it’s getting some feedback from you. I just feel I’d be cheating you if I expected something of you but didn’t “give” something in return…even though I know everyone’s favorite hobby is completing surveys!
I often joke that I’m going to convert this blog to posts about dachshunds or other odd things, since I have unilateral control over the content that gets posted. The dachshund part is obviously a joke, but the unilateral control part is not. From what I can tell, this is not the norm in regularly-updated blogs. Most have a slew of writers or some sort of editorial board. A lot of readers have volunteered to write guests posts for this blog, which is very flattering, but my response has always been (and will always be) “Thanks, but no thanks. This is a ‘personal’ blog.” I firmly believe that’s the right approach for this blog, but the problem with my totalitarian regime is that sometimes I get tunnel vision. I write for myself, and miss topics about which I might enjoy writing and that might appeal to a lot of readers, but that I just don’t consider.
Anyway, to that end, over the next few weeks I’m going to be soliciting some feedback to determine what kind of content you might like to see. You all invest a lot of time reading my inane ramblings, so I feel that it’s only fair to give you at least some say in the content that appears on the site.
Today, we’re going to start with some photography feedback, which I created to help me determine what kind of photography content (and brands) I should focus on with my posts. To outsiders (those who find this blog via Google), it’s probably odd that a Disney blog has so much serious photography content. However, photography content is the most requested and most popular content on here by far. The questions we receive via email are 9 times out of 10 about photography. (The next closest topic is Sarah’s dresses…seriously.) So, until I launch a spin-off photography blog, expect to see photography content on here!
For those of you who are into or interested in learning more about photography, I’d really appreciate it if you could complete this short survey: Photography Survey