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New Disney PhotoPass product - Memory Maker One Day

dan8302

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This is great! We have a one day visit coming up next month and were planning on not getting Memory Maker, just not worth the money for a day. But now it is much easier to justify.
 

dreamfinder

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Didn't they sell a similar product at the ticket windows last year? I recall people being able to buy a one day Memory Maker product when they bought a one day ticket. I specifically remember people commenting on how their MNSSHP tickets counted.
 

PrincessNelly_NJ

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Didn't they sell a similar product at the ticket windows last year? I recall people being able to buy a one day Memory Maker product when they bought a one day ticket. I specifically remember people commenting on how their MNSSHP tickets counted.
I believe so, I remember it being discussed on here actually.
 

TheMouseFan

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Didn't they sell a similar product at the ticket windows last year? I recall people being able to buy a one day Memory Maker product when they bought a one day ticket. I specifically remember people commenting on how their MNSSHP tickets counted.
Yes, we got it last October when we had a single day at MK after our cruise. I believe it was $49 at that point, but still well worth it in my book if you have enough pics taken!!
 

Jon81uk

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As it is $14.95 per download normally, you therefore need five or more to get the money's worth. This is probably easy in the Magic Kingdom but may be harder in other parks unless doing lots of meet and greets.
 

dan8302

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Does anyone know if the one day option only show up once you have photos in Photopass? I don't see a way to pre-purchase it.
 

wdwmagic

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Does anyone know if the one day option only show up once you have photos in Photopass? I don't see a way to pre-purchase it.
Yes it appears once you have photos in My Disney Experience. No need to pre-purchase, as there is no discount for the one day.
 

Baloo62

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I have been unimpressed with 95% of the photos taken during our past four (recent) trips. We felt compelled to buy none of them. Quite frankly my iPhone 6 takes far better photos IMHO. Thankfully the PhotoPass photographers are always willing (and often times offer eagerly) to take some shots with a guest's phone.
 

boufa

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I have been unimpressed with 95% of the photos taken during our past four (recent) trips. We felt compelled to buy none of them. Quite frankly my iPhone 6 takes far better photos IMHO. Thankfully the PhotoPass photographers are always willing (and often times offer eagerly) to take some shots with a guest's phone.
From a technical point of view, the cameras that Disney is using are hundreds of times better than any phone camera. (To get technical, even with the same number of megapixels, a larger sensor has larger, more accurate pixels. a phone might have 15 megapixels crammed onto a /14 inch square, where a regular DSLR camera would have the same number of pixels spread across a 2" square. The difference is significant) The photopass photographers might not be as skilled with their cameras as you are with your iPhone. However, I have found personally that the photopass photos are far superior in quality than my camera phone.

Didn't they sell a similar product at the ticket windows last year? I recall people being able to buy a one day Memory Maker product when they bought a one day ticket. I specifically remember people commenting on how their MNSSHP tickets counted.
They were doing a 1 day PARTY ONLY memory maker product. It might have been the predecessor or test to this product. I believe you needed to have a hard ticket admission to qualify for it.
 

yedliW

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I have been unimpressed with 95% of the photos taken during our past four (recent) trips. We felt compelled to buy none of them. Quite frankly my iPhone 6 takes far better photos IMHO. Thankfully the PhotoPass photographers are always willing (and often times offer eagerly) to take some shots with a guest's phone.
We just got back and I have been playing with the photos before I download them all.. there are a lot of bad ones (blurry.. over/under exposed.. framing is off.. etc..) but we had a lot taken, so there are a bunch of really good ones.

I stand by it being a good value if it is a special trip (birthday.. first trip.. honeymoon.. etc..) but not an every time thing. I don't know how much value a single day product would be, especially at $50.
 

dreamfinder

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We just got back and I have been playing with the photos before I download them all.. there are a lot of bad ones (blurry.. over/under exposed.. framing is off.. etc..) but we had a lot taken, so there are a bunch of really good ones.

I stand by it being a good value if it is a special trip (birthday.. first trip.. honeymoon.. etc..) but not an every time thing. I don't know how much value a single day product would be, especially at $50.
The same people that will drop $100 for a single day ticket instead of buying a multi day one.
 

Baloo62

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there are a lot of bad ones (blurry.. over/under exposed.. framing is off.. etc..)
That was our experience as well, but with a far greater percentage of photos. A camera is only as good as the photographer using it. Is there any screening process (i.e. examples of work) involved to be hired for this position? I'm thinking even the popcorn guy could take photos that aren't blurry. Just sayin'.
 

Biff215

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That was our experience as well, but with a far greater percentage of photos. A camera is only as good as the photographer using it. Is there any screening process (i.e. examples of work) involved to be hired for this position? I'm thinking even the popcorn guy could take photos that aren't blurry. Just sayin'.
I know a CP whose position is PhotoPass. Not sure if she has photography experience, but I know it's not her major. I'm pretty sure they just give a quick training. Since no guarantees are made, Disney really doesn't have to worry about quality.

With that said, we are mostly satisfied with the pics they've taken over the years. Sure they're not all great, but then neither are mine. We have a few of the kids on canvas that are phenomenal IMO. Still cheaper than a professional session or even a typical trip to your mall's Picture People. Love that it is now included with my new annual pass!
 

yedliW

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one thing i was disappointed with on this trip was the lack of the magic shots.. There weren't many, and the ones we got were pretty lame.. the videos were mostly kind of dumb.. but the Tinkerbell was kinda cool.. and there isn't really much you can do with them..
 

dreamfinder

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That was our experience as well, but with a far greater percentage of photos. A camera is only as good as the photographer using it. Is there any screening process (i.e. examples of work) involved to be hired for this position? I'm thinking even the popcorn guy could take photos that aren't blurry. Just sayin'.
Nope, no screening process. Apparently there have been people that have gone and applied for jobs at WDW, come in with 10-15 years photography experience, and were told there was nothing in Photopass available, while the person in the cube right next to them with no photography experience was hired into a Photopass role. And they all have set settings for the cameras they are supposed to use for a given photo location, so it's really just an aim and fire type of role.
 

boufa

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That was our experience as well, but with a far greater percentage of photos. A camera is only as good as the photographer using it. Is there any screening process (i.e. examples of work) involved to be hired for this position? I'm thinking even the popcorn guy could take photos that aren't blurry. Just sayin'.
Um, no (about the any random popcorn guy, your correct that it is the photographer NOT the camera that makes a photo). I am am amateur photographer, I shoot about 10,000 shots a year, mostly nature photography (that's my photo of an empty main street above my name) The keeper rate for photos is not as high as people might think. There will certainly be blurry photos, and part of that is that the system sends every photo to you, regardless of quality. I have had some very good photos from photopass, and much of it is how YOU use it and the enthusiasm of the photographer.. If all you do is stand in line at the tripods on main street, get icons shots and move on, then you will be disappointed. We find that the best use of photopass is when the photographer is not too busy, and more generic. We have had some great ones when we engage the photographer, ASK for magic shots, and the photographer is happy. We once were waiting in line for a character and the pp was there. He walked over to us, and started to talk to my daughter and get her to pose. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos of the trip, and entertained her in the heat until Belle showed up. In the other photo, the photographer didn't just wait for the posed shot. He captured the emotion of my daughter and the performance of the character. That's where the popcorn salesman would fail, predicting the emotion, and being there to capture it....unless of course he is trapped in the wrong job.

One tip, if you find a photopass photographer moving around, kneeling down, etc, work him for all the photos you can get. That is an engaged photographer who knows what he is doing, and is WORKING to get you good shot.

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RSoxNo1

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For on ride photos, Buzz Lightyear typically comes out really well. Splash Mountain typically doesn't. Space and Mine Train are decent as well, but Buzz definitely comes out the best.
 
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