Camera settings

Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by wkbrdr1661, Sep 22, 2009.

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  1. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    :lol: Yup, I'd like to see that!
     
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  3. pgreef

    pgreef Fire Goby

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    I always like to use a high f-stop. Seems to help reduce distortion introduced by the glass of the tank. Tripod is a must. Also turn off all powerheads and flow because the exposure times are long.

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  4. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    pgreef, beautiful shots!

    Pack, question for you. How do you get such nice fish shots? Do they stop and pose for you? Any tips on fish photography? I have a harder time capturing my moving target fish!
     
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    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    In homage to Deliverance--I have to say, "that sure is a purdy mouth!"

    Seriously, though, that's a spectacular picture! Those two white lines, and that detail! Amazing. :)
     
  6. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    :guitarist There's never a banjo around when you need one.....
     
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  7. Puffer Chick

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    man! these are some amazing shots! i want corals sooo bad now. *pounds on tank and yells, finish cycling you stupid tank! i want corals!*
     
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  9. pgreef

    pgreef Fire Goby

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    Thanks! That is one of my favorites.
     
  10. homegrowncorals

    homegrowncorals Ribbon Eel

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    all them shots look grate. pg, mom and sparky. one more thing very clean tank glass helps to.
     
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  11. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely. Wouldn't have thought to even say it, but you speak of probably THE most important aspect. It needs to look like the camera and the coral are both in the air.
     
  12. 71sbeetle

    71sbeetle Fire Shrimp

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    and make sure you are parallel to your tank glass, otherwise distortion ....
    I usually use around f4.5-5.6, I've never used a tripod but then again my shots are probably not the best ones here either lol
    Also set your white balance correcly, around 10,000K should be good but manual WB would be best.
    Top down shots can also look nice as they provide an unusual angle.
    And of course a macro lens is recommended in order to get the most details.

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    who loves pulsing xenia ?????????????

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