Interview with Matt Pasant

By Paul on October 5th, 2011

Illuminations - Epcot

Matt Pasant’s photography has been published in numerous publications including The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World, Gizmodo, and Frommer’s Walt Disney World and Orlando 2011.  Matt’s photography is also featured in our wallpaper apps.
Where are you from?
Dallas, TX

Where are you currently living?
Dallas, TX

What’s your day job?
Regional Sales Manager

Married?  Family?
Married with one child

Any upcoming trips planned?
Always have a few upcomming…

When was your first trip to WDW?
March of 1992

What is it about WDW that keeps you coming back?
The memories we make as a family on each trip

When first time WDW visitors ask you for a tip, what’s your best  advice or tip for WDW?
Plan ahead!

What’s your favorite WDW memory?
It seems every time we take our daughter is becoming our favorite  memory.

If you could work at WDW, what’s your dream job?
The easy answer is marketing photography, but I would prefer to be in  management probably for Epcot.

What’s in your camera bag in the parks?
It depends on trip, probably a Canon EOS 7D and Tamron 18-270. I  prefer to work light.

What other photographers inspire you?
Henri Cartier-Bresson

When and how did you start shooting photographs?
I’ve been into photography for five years, I had always been in love  with photography as a viewer but I had never owned an SLR and went in  head first.

What made you start taking photographs at WDW?
To capture the memories we made on trips.

What is your advice for the average tourist photographer at WDW?
First to have fun. Second to study the rules of photography. Third to  continually ask why a shot matters, what is the story, from there the rest fall into place.

What’s your favorite time of year to visit WDW?
Fall

Does your non WDW friends and co-workers know about your passion for WDW?
Yes

How do you explain it?
Simply that we enjoy going as a family.

Rapid Fire Questions

On Property of Off?
On Property

Ferry or Monorail to Magic Kingdom?
Monorail

Mac or PC?
Mac

What’s your favorite park?
Epcot

Favorite Resort?
Contemporary

Favorite park for photography?
Epcot

Favorite Attraction?
Spaceship Earth

Favorite restaurant?
Ohana

Favorite snack/dessert?
PBJ Shake at 50′s Prime Time Cafe

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