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Help: Taking clearer pics
Old 10-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #11
 
take picture of the tank when the room it is in is in darkness and the tank lights are on, turn off the flash and set the ISO to 200 if there is still too much noise adjust accordingly.

use macro mode when taking pictures (the little flower icon)
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:45 PM   #12
 
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I bought myself a canon rebel for x-mas this year and have been using it to photograph my tank. I just set it to auto and it does the rest. Most of my pics use the flash and most with the flash don't have a horrible reflection. I use a 18-55 mm lens zoomed in all the way and use automatic focus (since the fish move to fast for me to focus manually!!). Most of my fish absolutely love having their pictures taken, fighting for position in the front of the lens, its the funniest thing ever! I've found that water quality does a lot for clarity of pictures. Even if you can't see anything wrong with the water, a camera is great at picking it up. lol. My camera showed my water to be slightly tan, before I realized that my light (or overfeeding) caused an algal bloom.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:41 AM   #13
 
try out some cameras before you make a final selection. i opted for the lumix FX-01 (dated now) because it has a great macro setting, manual exposure setting and a decent anti-shake setting. as tankmaster said have the lights on your tank only...and snap as many as you can because your bound to get some blurry ones.
another nice feature on the lumix is multi exposure setiing, hold down the shutter and it will take 3 pics in a row.
good luck
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:00 AM   #14
 
The light particles from the flash often reflect off of algae, dust and other underwater stuff, making your picture look like it has been attacked by fairy dust. Instead, save your flash for the nighttime indoor festivities and take your underwater photos when the sun is high in the sky,Gunky things like silt and mud tend to sink which means that taking pictures of the bottom of the ocean can result in murky-looking photos. Stay close to the surface where it's sunnier and the water is clearer and you'll get brighter.
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