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How do you take good pictures of your fish/aquariums?

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How do you take good pictures of your fish/aquariums?
Old 02-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #31
 
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I honestly can't produce a worthwhile picture without flash in my situation, a 45 angle seems to help and a whole lot of luck. Most of the pictures I have that turn out well are a 200/400 ISO.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:55 PM   #32
 
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I honestly can't produce a worthwhile picture without flash in my situation, a 45 angle seems to help and a whole lot of luck. Most of the pictures I have that turn out well are a 200/400 ISO.
Ambient light plays a big role in whether you use flash or not. More aquarium lighting would help this. Otherwise you're stuck with flash. That pic isn't bad at all. Some post process vibrancy increase on the fish alone might help with the colors.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:57 PM   #33
 
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I've got the original 18" flourescent and 4x 13w CFL's on the tank when this picture is taken, dark otherwise in the surrounding rooms. it is a deep tank however, I just need another spotlight lol
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:09 AM   #34
 
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mine turn out extreamly good! I just figured it out mine are only 6.0 megapixles but one of my canons has a aquarium setting and my other I use Digital MACRO macro is your best friend for close up clear pics try it out!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:58 AM   #35
 
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If you're only looking to take pictures of your fish then i wouldn't suggest upgrading.
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Tanker what would you consider spending on a camera? I might be able to suggest something.
I'm in Australia so the prices are probably different. I'm not prepared to spend much, a couple of hundred maybe. I don't take many photos. If there was an advantage and I knew what to look for, I could keep an eye out for something on sale or secondhand (people are always buying cameras and then getting newer ones).
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:36 PM   #36
 
I was starting to take more pics of my tank and came across this post (I realize it's fairly old). One tip I have is to use a continuous shooting on some of the settings described above. It fills the memory card quicker, but with faster fish, like my tetras, I'm getting some decent pics that aren't blurry.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #37
 
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when taking close up pictures using a macro lens or macro setting ( usually the flower on most point and shoot cameras ) helps get a clearer close up.

place something white into your tank, like a decent size piece of PVC pipe, use this as your "control" to set your white balance on your camera. this will allow you to take pictures under your tank lights ( since thats what the white balance is set for ) with true to life colors.

play around with your camera. take multiple photos. digital cameras are capable of deleting unwanted shots which allows you to practice constantly.
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