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24th of January 2010 (Sun), 11:32
I am going to Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and wondering on how to get good pictures through the glass. I only have a P&S right now, and Flash is not allowed there. Any tips would be appreciated.
21st of February 2010 (Sun), 07:52
you have the Rebel, with the kit lens.... well, my best advice would be to buy the 50mm f.1.8 lens. That lens has a very good price, less than 100 in most stores. I bought it just before I visited an Aquarium last summer. So, these was my first pictures with it. Shot directly through the glas, avoid any angles or space between the lens and the glas. Then you avoid flare and reflex. I used a monopod on my camera and leaned at the glas to be more stable, a tripod wouldn't have been alowed. Careful with the autofus when pushing it at the glas, couse its moving in and out.
21st of February 2010 (Sun), 16:28
steady hands and large ISO will help you get the pictures you want. Flash would only ruin it as it would reflect from the glass.
21st of February 2010 (Sun), 16:33
I was able to take a lot of great shots at an aquarium in tulsa oklahoma over the weekend, I found that most of the exhibit's had light in them, sometimes the whole aquarium would be lit up, or there would be a spot light shinning through, and I found that waiting for a fish to swim through the light at the right time, with my ISO turned up to about 400 or 800 and my aperature at 2.8, I was able to get a lot of great colorful shots!
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