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Aquarium of the Pacific Photographers Night Print

 

We have a Grandparents membership at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. It's a great aquarium and Christopher and Brooklyn love it there. Once a year, the aquarium hosts a photographers night at which the public is uninvited and photographers have the run of the aquarium. We can use flash, tripods, etc. I took Jennifer and Duane and we had a great time shooting the stuff we love with far fewer people to interfere with things.

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Photo of the whale that hangs in the ground floor area taken with my iPhone, blurred around the edges with Big Lens, processed in Snapseed.

I had read up on aquarium shooting and the advice was all over the map.  Some suggested using wide angle lenses, some macro;  some suggested using flash, some available light.  After listening to the briefing (at which I learned that shooting in shutter priority was the way to go--something I almost never do) I ended up shooting exclusively in shutter priority with my 105mm macro using available light.  Click the thumbnail to see some pretty cool photos (if I dare say so myself).

 

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