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Old Jan 14, 2014, 5:19 PM   #1
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Some special Seahorses at the Aquarium of the Pacific (through glass, hand held, available light)

1 Leafy Sea Dragon

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Old Jan 15, 2014, 1:42 PM   #2
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Is there a trick involved in shooting through the glass? I am going to the coast for a few days and want to visit the aquarium.

I will take any pointers you care to share for better shots.
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The only trick in shooting through glass in any situation are to avoid reflections. If you stand directly in front of the subject you are subject to getting your own reflection, and avoid flash if possible by using a high ISO. In an aquarium of other public place where there are crowds you cannot use a tripod, either, so you need a fast shutter speed. In the case of this aquarium avoid weekdays as the place is crawling with bus loads of school children - great for t he kids, but a pain for the photographer. Get as close to the tanks as you can so you can defocus the water drops, spectator finger, nose prints, and other smears on the glass. It is relatively dark inside, so reflections are easier to manage.

If this post gets any expressions of interest, I will post others.

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http://forums.steves-digicams.com/bi...l-showoff.html
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have some glass wipes in my camera bag for nasty windows but have gotten dirty looks from staff members at times for cleaning glass. I ask first now and they either say yes or no.

I would not have thought of shooting at angles to reduce glare. Is the 16 to 50 focal length good for most situations?

I like your shots.
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Is the 16 to 50 focal length good for most situations?

I like your shots.
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16-50 is what I used.
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Thanks - they are neat animals - doesn't seem right to call them fish.
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