We spent 3 days last week working in Tampa, Florida, USA. We photographed the Tampa Convention Center, St. Petersburg Times Forum, Marriott Hotel Marina, Tampa Aquarium, and Channelside Mall. One day was devoted to learning new PhotoShop techniques in a NAPP seminar.
Fortunately we had good weather for photography; clear skies with just a few interesting clouds floating by. We had a tripod, but, only used it at night. A tripod and extension cord for strobe are usually employed in retail aquarium stores where the tanks are small. But, with large public aquarium tanks the fish have so much room to move that we do just as well hand holding camera with flash on body.
Now we are assembling a set of new tropical fish pictures for a photo buyer. The hardest part of the job is correctly naming the fish. If we cannot determine the name from reference books or the internet, we contact the Aquarium staff and ask for help.
Look below at Brian White’s comment on photographing in bright light. He is right and we neglected to share that we make our pictures in early morning or late afternoon when in an area known to have bright light. The afternoon glow on buildings from sidelight as the sun is low on horizion is very pleasing to the eye.