Technique for shooting through glass?

dinkygreg

New Member
Mar 2, 2011
3
Texas
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.

Thanks.
 
  • Like
Reactions: BBW

deirdre

Top Veteran
Sep 26, 2010
103
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
 

Will

All-Pro
Aug 30, 2010
123
England
If you can put the lens right up against the glass without actually touching it. Also a polarising filter can help.
 
  • Like
Reactions: BBW

Latest posts

Latest threads

Top Bottom