we went to the chihuly exhibit and i took some photos. things that i need: a new light meter (metering off my dslr is such a pain even tho its workable. however I am not big enough to manhandle two cameras and a tripod around) and a decent flathead tripod that doesn't have a wide spread. and folds compactly. I am thinking about going with a minitripod for stuff like this since I want to be low anyway, but I am concerned about shooting up into light which is already a problem with a 180degree fisheye.