Outing: Ripley’s Aquarium

Outing: Ripley’s Aquarium

Date(s) - Friday, January 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ripley's Aquarium


Friday Night Jazz at Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium is a 135,000 square-foot facility with 1.5 million gallons of water with marine and freshwater habitats from around the world. Photograph thousands of fascinating fish and menacing sea creatures including barracudas, rays, jellyfish, octopi, moray eels and giant sharks. 16,000 aquatic creatures in all!

Event Information

  • From 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm, enjoy live jazz, food and beverage while socializing and capturing images of aquatic creatures.
  • This event is open to everyone; bring your family & friends!
  • Richmond Hill Camera Club and Toronto Digital Photography Club are invited
  • We will meet at 7:00 pm inside Ripley’s Aquarium near the live jazz band, and then assemble at 9:00 pm at the Ripley’s Aquarium Restaurant for a break and group photo

Location, Transportation and Parking

  • 288 Bremner Boulevard (Toronto) 647-351-3474
  • Ripley’s Aquarium is a short walk from Union Station
  • Parking lots within a short walk of Ripley’s Aquarium generally range in price from $10 to $20 per evening

Registration & Costs

Please register on our website, then pay on the aquarium website. Tickets should be on sale starting December 15, 2018. While you can purchase tickets at the door, the aquarium could run out of tickets.  We recommend you purchase your ticket online here.  Price is as follows: $30.00 for adults or $19.25 for seniors (65+).

Food and Beverage (not included)

  • Try their exclusive “Lagoon Lager”, or something else from their beverage list
  • Ripley’s also offers several food items on their menu
  • Please drink responsibly

Photography Tips – Aquariums

  • Ripley’s Aquarium only allows handheld photography equipment (no Tripods)
  • These sample images may help you decide what camera gear to bring: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/galleries/
  • Flash photography is allowed but discouraged since aquarium glass & fish are reflective
  • Avoid reflections by pushing your rubber lens hood or “LensSkirt” right up to the glass
  • Avoid refraction by shooting through flat (not curved) glass aquarium tanks
  • Get a clear view – lightly clean the aquarium glass with a lens cleaning cloth
  • Bring any & all lenses you want, there are opportunities to use them all
  • Use a close focusing lens, wide-angle lens, macro lens, etc.
  • Use Aperture or Shutter Priority Mode with auto-ISO
    • Shutter speed in the range of 1/125 second to 1/500 second
    • Aperture at about f/5.6
  • Auto White Balance, or better yet, white balance for each new location.


Ron Mantay – TDPC Outings Committee
Email: outings@tdpc.ca


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