April 13, 2004

Taking Pictures Through Glass. I found a unique use for the red-eye feature of my digital camera. It allows me to take photos of things in glass enclosures. Perhaps that is one of its stated purposes, who knows, since I never read the manual. In any case, it was an interesting discovery, and allowed me to take clear pictures of Darth Vader and the Alien (from Alien) which were encased in plexiglass at Disney/MGM Studios. They were in the 'Villains' section of one of the exhibits, and the first time I took a shot, the flash bounced right off the plexiglass, giving a terrible spotlight shine. I retook the photos with the red-eye reduction feature on my digital camera, and the shots cleared right up. I'll definitely remember this little photography tip on my next museum visit where flash photography is permitted.

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