Tip of the Day: Through the Looking Glass

• Often the light on your subject is low, so boost your ISO.

Whether on the street or at a museum or aquarium, shooting through glass is challenging. Here are a few things to keep in mind to capture what’s behind the window.

• Often the light on your subject is low, so boost your ISO.

• If you have to use flash, shoot at a 45-degree angle to reduce the glare.

• The best bet for natural-light photos is to cup your hand around the lens, or hold your hand close to the glass to block out surrounding reflections.

• Use auto white balance to deal with mixed lighting.

• Choose a wide-angle lens with small aperture for good depth of field.

• Focus manually.

ADAPTED FROM RICK SAMMON’S TRAVEL AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (W.W. NORTON & COMPANY, 2006; $30)

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