Pain in the Glass

To infinity and beyond

Sometimes, like at the safari park, you’ll have no choice but to shoot through glass. This is a pain. To stand the best chance of getting a decent shot:

  • Clean the glass (but, only the most colossal numpty, would get out of the car in a safari park to do this)
  • Switch your camera’s focus to infinity mode (the funny little sideways eight thing)
  • Get the lens as close to the glass as you can.
  • Position you camera so the lens is absolutely parallel to the glass.

Switching to infinity mode stops the focusing system from thinking the glass is the subject. Positioning the lens, close to and parallel with the glass, helps to reduce reflections.