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07-14-2006, 10:27 PM
I was hoping that someone could give me a few tips for taking pictures of fish in their tanks!? All the ones i take either have the flash showing on the glass or are blury if i don't use a flash!
Thanks very much for any help that you can give me!!!
07-15-2006, 11:48 AM
Unless you have what it takes to snap super pics....pro camera...and one of those external flash things (which I don't) it just takes loads of patience, lots of pics and some ingenuity. I have found that if I snap at a slight angle I get less flash back off the glass, be careful of what might be reflecting in the glass from behind you. Once you have spent alot of time in front of your fish snapping shots they become less skittish about the camera. Mine no longer see it as this crazy box that is out to get them and will usually stick around the front for me allowing me to get better shots. I also prefer using my macro setting and getting right up to the glass allowing the camera to focus on what is right in the foreground, I see better detail this way than with staying back and zooming in. When I started my fish were real freaky about the camera....now it is just part of life for them! My husbands mbuna on the other hand still freak because I don't shoot them as much. Here are some of my favorite shots taken with my Kodak 740.
Good luck and happy shooting!
Wow those are really pretty pics
Is the last one that is orange a Dwarf Sunset Gourami? It looks like the ones you can get here in NZ.
10-15-2006, 02:01 AM
AAAHHH... Photography... Now this is something I can talk about (I have my own photography business on the side). What camera are you using? There are ways to diffuse the flash even if it's a little point and shoot. Let me know what kind of camera you are using and I will try my best to help you.
10-15-2006, 02:40 PM
On my camara I can change the timing of my flash and picture. So it will flash a second or so early so there is not a reflected flash in the glass.
Jason or Kimmers you should do a article about camaras for us all. Sounds like you 2 are already pros but I struggle quite a bit with aquarium photography.
Jason does your store have a web site?
10-15-2006, 06:44 PM
My poor attempt on a 1.2 mp Canon
hopefully I will start to get a little better ( believe me these are better than the first bunch hehe
10-15-2006, 06:45 PM
hmmm, oops sorry if they cause anyone issues downloading them, sitting on a 6mb ADSL connection you forget about the 56k'ers...
10-16-2006, 05:55 AM
Angel those are great pictures. You should enter the POTM this month!!!
10-16-2006, 11:29 AM
Might do next time there is a POTM ( hint William... ;) )
First I will shrink them down, want to catch my botias out also ( now that's a feat... )
by the way - anyone see the tetras/cardinals can someone clear something up for me.
on about 6 of the tetras right before the tailfin is a slight thing for want of a better word.
Now I could just be being stupid ( usually am ) but I am not sure what the little spot is just before the fin
You can see it just on the third tetra from the left in the pic above, I will try to get some more clearer pics, but does anyone know tetra for "Stop moving you little blighter while the camera focuses...)
I don't think it's a disease as it's in exactly the same place on like I said about 6 of them ( probably just something obvious like the way to sex them ... but I don't know...)
10-17-2006, 12:58 PM
Let me get my tank setup and practice a little with both my pro cameras and my wife's point & shoot and I'd be happy to write up a photo thread.
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