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Old Dec 15, 2011, 2:20 AM   #1
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I will be traveling to El Nido in Philippines shortly and would like to take pictures of the fishes there from a glass bottom boat. (I am not a swimmer hence I will be sitting in the glass bottom boat itself).

Could someone please tell me the setting I should use to get so good pictures?

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Old Dec 20, 2011, 8:44 AM   #2
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No experience with this. I think if you try to use flash it'll reflect back off the glass and spoil the shot. Even clear water is fairly 'foggy' when compared to air. The golden rule in underwater photography is to get as close as you can and cut down the amount of water between your camera and your subject. I'd try the 18-55 to start with I wouldn't expect shots taken with a longer lens to work very well as you'd be that much further away from your subject. That said if fish are coming right up to the glass then something around 100mm could be helpful in isolating a subject. I'd shoot RAW so you can colour correct in post processing.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 9:50 AM   #3
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Your hardest issue is going to be taking good photos through glass. That can be very tricky because as mentioned above, you will end up with reflections and glare from the glass.
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