If you want to try your hand at zoo photography, it's vital to know exactly how to make the most of shooting animals through glass.
Many photographers find photographing animals in the zoo a challenging endeavour.
Shots taken through glass easily look muddy, soft or ruined by reflections. However, if you learn the basic rules, you won’t run the risk of missing out on good photo opportunities.
Tips for Shooting Through Glass
• Try to find an area of glass with an even surface. You have to be able to push your lens flat against it.
• Wrap a piece of material around the front of your lens where it rests on the glass. You want to ensure that as little extraneous light as possible enters the space between the lens and the glass. This will eliminate reflections.
Don’t be afraid to selectively boost colour in the digital darkroom if you find your image lacks punch. Done correctly it can dramatically improve an otherwise lifeless photograph. It’s also recommended that you do a little sharpening as needed.
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