my life's a [tum]blur

Disney musings and life's many adventures

216 notes

montereybayaquarium:

Shedding Some (Natural) Light on Our New No-Flash Policy

Can you take great pictures without a flash? With the advent of our new “no-flash policy,” our guides and volunteers decided to find out. Check out these amazing shots, and decide for yourself!

About the Change

Why change our policy? We’ve always discouraged the use of camera flash in certain areas, but with the upcoming opening of our ”Tentacles” special exhibition that will feature extremely light-sensitive animals, we’re applying this rule to the entire Aquarium.

And so, we ask that you turn off your flash when taking photographs inside. You’ll get better photos—and our animals and other visitors will thank you!

No-Flash Tips

While cameras have different ways of turning off the flash feature, it’s important to know how to operate yours. You’ll know you’ve turned off the flash when you see the universal symbol of a lightning bolt with a diagonal slash through it.

If your camera model uses a “focusing light”, please don’t use your camera inside.

Use your camera’s settings to “compensate” for low light where needed. Learn more.  

Favorite areas for family photos are on our decks (with good light and the bay in the background) or in front of our Aquarium logo at the main entrance. It’s okay to use flash in these areas if you need to.

Consider downloading the Monterey Bay Aquarium app on your iPhone. You can download and share excellent professional photos of your favorite Aquarium animals and exhibits. 

Photos are also available for purchase in our Gift & Bookstore.

And so, we’ll finish with your favorite double entendre, displayed prominently next to one of our most popular exhibits: “Please, don’t flash the octopus!”

Thanks to these staff and volunteers! Emily Simpson, Amy Jo, Katie Johnston and Doris Nishimoto

wonderful human beings. flash makes photos behind glass look awful anyways. avoid flash whenever possible, especially with animals.

  1. downwhereitswetter reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  2. artiste9999 reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  3. flurri-es reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  4. carlos-di-vargas reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  5. mcblobs reblogged this from ghirahim
  6. jingko521 reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  7. kimi--hime reblogged this from ghirahim
  8. rururupansansei reblogged this from ghirahim
  9. ghirahim reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  10. iwritethesewordsinblood reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  11. jimsguts reblogged this from fuckyeahvictoriakaye
  12. zoniffice reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  13. lililupu reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  14. balibeyy reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  15. wafercat reblogged this from montereybayaquarium
  16. pleadingthefifth reblogged this from montereybayaquarium