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Joined: 22 Jan 2005
Location: London

PostPosted: 2005.02.04(Fri)12:14    Post subject: Photographing Fish Tips Reply with quote

I wasn't sure where to post this as it has no photos but I thought this forum would be the best place. I see some great photos taken on here, however mine aren't very good when taken with either the digitial camera or SLR and it's only partly to do with the scratches on the glass Confused

Anyway I was wondering for tips on taking photos of fish, how to set up the room lighting, tank lighting, flashes or not, positions of lights and camera etc.
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Joined: 23 Nov 2004
Location: Roswell, GA

PostPosted: 2005.02.04(Fri)13:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

try this
20g planted - 1.5 wpg - pea gravel/sand/laterite - DIY co2
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: 2005.02.05(Sat)0:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I use my dads digi camera I make the room the tank is as dark as possible(preferably after sun sets) and turn the flash off but tank lights on. if your taking a full tank shot use normal mode but for closs ups where you want clarity and good shots I turn the digi to macro mode. the main key is patients. I can sit with the camera infront of my tank for half an hour and get a only a couple decent shots!

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1 four legged wonder napper
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

PostPosted: 2005.02.06(Sun)9:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I as well try to take pictures with the room completly dark, and the fish tank lights on. The flourescent lights in my tank make a huge difference. Sometimes I experiment with flash, other times I use no flash. If I do use flash,I angle the camera to reduce glare.

I also use the settings on the camera that are best for the situation. I have A kodak digital camera, and there is a "close up" pictures option.. thats usually what I use. I often have to take a lot of pictures before I get a couple that turned out well.
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