1. Welcome to Cameraderie.org—a friendly camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Technique for shooting through glass?

Discussion in 'Photography Techniques' started by dinkygreg, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. dinkygreg

    dinkygreg New Member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Hello friends..
    I am new here and this is my first post so please be gentle. Last weekend I went somewhere to watch a reptile show and tried to shoot a small lizard trough an aquarium glass, but the images were not pretty much clear/blurry due to the focus was made on the glass and not on the lizard. Can anyone share some tips and technique to shoot through a glass? BTW, I am using a Canon DSLR camera.

    • Like Like x 1
  2. deirdre

    deirdre Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    That fools a lot of autofocus. You're not the first!

    One question: did it actually finish focusing? Sometimes with glass, I have the experience where the camera seeks longer before figuring things out. If there's a cleaner spot of glass than where you're aiming, that can help, too.

    Also, check to see what kind of focus you're using: some may be more sensitive to missing than others.

    The best technique if you can manage it is to manually focus.

    I'm completely amazed this iPhone shot (through an aquarium, obviously) worked out as well as it did.

    View attachment 33646
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    If you can put the lens right up against the glass without actually touching it. Also a polarising filter can help.
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.