Aquarium Workshop #1

On Monday evening I went to the first of three workshops on low light photography at the Aquarium. It was a lot of fun. There was a talk at first about the exposure triangle and settings that might be useful then we went down into the display areas and tried what we had learned about. At first I was having problems getting the photos light enough. Talked to the instructor for a few minutes and suddenly realized that at one point when I was reading the book about my camera, I had limited the auto ISO setting so it couldn't go above 6400. When in and removed that and the pictures were much better.

1/15 sec at f5.6 ISO 6400 95mm


1/15 sec at f4.5 ISO 6400 42mm  The octopus was curled up right out front against the glass. 


1/200 sec at f3.5 ISO 12800 18mm


1/200 sec at f3.5 ISO 10000 18mm The sword fish was just hanging out on the roof of the tunnel.  The ray swam past at intervals.  So did some sharks.  This was the best of the group.  I was sitting on the floor leaning back to take the photo.


1/250 sec at f4.5 ISO 4000 30mm There were lots of reflections in this tank and I had some fun looking for the reflections.


1/320 sec at f5.0 ISO 2000 63mm  Last stop was the jelly fish tanks.  They are some of my favorites.

There are two more sessions to go.  The next one will be about creativity according to the outline.

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