Detailed users guide for taking GREAT macro images

Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by maxalmon, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. maxalmon

    maxalmon Flamingo Tongue

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    once you master the above topics, you'll be shooting like a pro in no time.

    Here's an image to motivate you
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  3. That Guy

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    great thread!! i think a lot of people will find this information very helpful if they really take the time to read through it. K+!!
    so with that said lets see some macros :)
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    All of my macro shots are of corals that were killed by the bryopsis outbreak so it's too depressing to post them :(
     
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    ill let you play with my macro lens again sometime, especially since you are carrying that baby on the outside now :)
    Anyway not sure if it was mentioned and i know i shoulod take my own advice and really read through this thread but just to add anyway.... For dslr users, shooting with a polarizer and UV filter on your lens can make a world of difference with your macro shots and all other aquarium photo's.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: I don't have anything besides the baby to take macro pictures of anymore seeing as the tank is coral-less at the moment.

    I've never used a UV lens when I did have corals though. Does that work for taking pictures of fish too or only of the corals?
     
  7. That Guy

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    oh right god forbid you were to get out of the house with the camera hahah! cause you know they really only use cameras for aquarium photography :)
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    More karma to maxalmon! This is an amazing thread. I made it a sticky. Thanks for your efforts.. it is certainly appreciated by all.
     
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    Geez, I'm totally honored....;D

    I'll try and upload all the other info over the next few days. I have a fantastic series of shots that will help you to understand the whole fstop concept. I'll also try and cover white balance and other controls. Then we can break it down into a detail Q&A session where you guys can post an image and other and myself will try and quide you along to correcting the image....

    Adobe Lightroom rocks for this stuff, if nothing else you can download the 30 day trial for free and then delete if you don't want it...
     
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    light room is great but runs very slow on my computer....So i find photoshop cs3 much more pleasant to use.
     
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    Great thread! I think we should start seeing everyones new and improved photos poping up here. I will shoot mine tonight and give this a try! Great work here k+ to you.