I was walking through the new attraction at SeaWorld Orlando, TurtleTrek, when I saw some guests having a little photo trouble. They were trying to snap a picture of a rescued sea turtle named Stitch, but kept having their camera flash reflect in the plexiglas, ruining the photo.
I walked up to the guests and gave them a few photo tips to help them out, so I wanted to pass those same tips onto you. When you're trying to shoot through plexiglass, think of the surface like a mirror. If you point the flash straight towards the plexi, the light will reflect straight back towards your camera causing a reflection and ruining the image.
However, an easy way to solve this problem is to take a step or two to the side so you're shooting through the glass at a slight angle. The light will still be able to pass through the plexiglass, but it keeps the reflection out of view.
Now you can capture a ton of reflection-free photos of all the sea turtles at TurtleTrek. And we have many other great underwater places to practice your new skills -- the manatees at TurtleTrek, dolphins at Dolphin Underwater viewing, rays and sea life at Manta and the jewel of the sea aquarium at Journey to Atlantis. Now let's see what you got, post your best shots on our Facebook page!