William Drew Photography Blog
The Minneapolis Star Tribune celebrated its 150-year Birthday on May 25th, 2017. In celebration of that, the city of Minneapolis went green. Not "green" in the sense that it switched to all clean energy. It went green in all of the decorative lights around the cities buildings. I was up at the Witches Hat to get this photo. The Witches Hat is a water tower that is inside a park known as Tower Park, which is inside another park named Prospect Park.
Walt Disney World is a place that attracts photographers of all ages, styles, and skill level. It doesn't matter where you are, the Magic Kingdom or any of the theme parks, the Contemporary Resort, or any of the resorts, you will see people taking photos of some sort. But have you ever seen a night time photo of the...
We all know how stressful buying gifts for Mothers Day can be. You want to give a memorable gift for all your mother has done for you, but you don't have a clue what it should be.
Anybody can give flowers and spa days. But you are not anybody. Art makes a much more memorable gift. And unlike flowers and spa days, a piece of art will still be around and appreciated for years to come.
Well now through May 7th you can
Living one short block north of Minneapolis, I have often seen the sunsets reflect off the Minneapolis Skyline. I see them as I drive by on interstate 94. It is such a beautiful sight to see and each time I saw it I told myself to get my camera and find a place to photograph it from. With sunsets, if you are not already where you need to be, you will miss it by the time you get there. They change so fast and end pretty quick too. So I couldn't just change course and try and find a spot at a moments notice. The moment would pass before
Fireworks are known for their vibrant and colorful explosions. Those colorful bursts elicit many oooohs and aaaahhs by those watching. And now here I am presenting you with a black and white fireworks image. What do you think? Does it work with the lack of color? Feel free to write and let me know!
When I am at Walt Disney World, sometimes I want to try out different locations to watch and photograph Illuminations from. I have found that being away from the World Showcase Lagoon can make for some...
Epcot Center is a wonderful place to be at night when you are a photographer. There are so many wonderful site-lines, structures, topiaries, and of course bit giant golf balls at Epcot. I could easily keep going into the wee hours of the morning if they let me. And even with how often I have beet at Epcot, I am still able to find new views and n ew ways to photograph familiar items.
For this photo of Spaceship Earth, for example, I was...
One of my favorite times to photograph subjects at Epcot's World Showcase is after the Illuminations: Reflections of Earth show is done. Almost everyone in the park heads right to the exits and that leaves a fairly empty playground for me to enjoy. I then take advantage and slowly walk around the World Showcase with my camera and tripod and try to find new and better photographs to create.
How much do you love being at Walt Disney World during the Christmas season? I was walking around Epcot's World Showcase after Illuminations ended and made sure to stop at Germany as their Christmas display is always fantastic. I then walked over to look out over the World Showcase Lagoon and when I turned around, I saw this perfectly framed Germany Christmas Cottage at the edge of the Germany Pavilion. It made for a spectacular photo.
Cinderella's Castle has to be the most photographed icon in the world and is known as the fairy tale castle. I know I have taken more than my share of photos of it. This one here features the Magic Kingdom's castle in a portrait mode photo with some beautiful purple flowers leading your eyes right to it.
This photo actually took me by surprise when I shot it. I was walking by the Crystal Palace and heading towards Tomorrowland. I caught this view out of the corner of my eye and for a brief second, actually kept walking. I then...
This was my second attempt at photographing the Dells Mill and Museum in Augusta, Wisconsin. My first attempt was about 2 years ago and I never quite felt it turned out right. And when you drive nearly 3 hours just to get a photo, you want to make sure you get it right. Especially when the building is now listed as one of the Midwests historical places. So in the Autumn of 2016, I made