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Old 07-23-2004, 04:55 PM   #1
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Any advice on how to take good fish pictures

I have a tank with several fish and coral. For some reason I cant get a good picture. I am using a Fuji S5000 camera. Most of the issues seem to be with reflection off the tank, and color spectrum of the VHO light bulbs. I have attached a couple of the pics .

Additionally I wrote an article on what it takes to set up a 300 Gallon tank, and would like to post it.

I am new to both message boards and this forum. Any advice is welcome.
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The first question will best be answered in the Show Off/PHotography forum so im moving this there.

For the second point. Go ahead and post.
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Your pics didnt come thru. They probably where greater than 100KB.

First you should not use the flash unless you can use a remote flash. Using the flash will cause a 'flashback' from the glass unless you position the flash at an angle. Your camera if its a digital model will have a setting to adjust the white balance. If you can manually set it then find some white in your tank and use that to calabrate your white balance.
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Try the auto white balance or the flouresceant WB setting, or shoot in RAW and set it in conversion using PhotoShop CS RAW converter or s7RAW (free ) forget the converter that came with your cam it sucks.

Agree with FF on the flash, but your cam doesn't have a manual WB setting, so you either gotta do it after the fact in RAW conversion, or find whatever comes closest.
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To reduce room reflections on the tank take the picture with room light low or none. Dont point the camera straight front and center but off to the side a bit and at a angle. This will lower the amount of flash reflections.
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