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Old 03-03-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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photography question.

How on earth do you guys get good pictures of your fish? I've tried and tried and can't get one that I'm satisfied with. They all end up looking like the ones below. Any advice on getting fish to strike a pose?
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:53 PM   #2
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Cell phone cameras won't cut it at all. You need one that will allow you to change the setting such as shutter speed. Even then it take a lot of practice to get a usable pic. I end up keeping probably 1 out of every 10 - 20 that I take.

Even a cheap dslr camera will allow you to take good pics.
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Well that's the problem then. I have a digital camera somewhere but no computer to put them on.
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I use my cell phone for all my pics since my digital camera died. My pics come out okay, it just takes a few shots to get a good one.
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If you do use a cell phone, make sure that the lens is clean. Do not use the zoom feature; move up to this subject as needed. Pictures look better with the lights of in the room (no ambient light reflecting back onto the front glass). Try to use the highest resolution if that is an adjustable option.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:08 PM   #6
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Thanks I'll have to try that. I was getting bummed because I wanted to show off my tanks. I'll try this when my 30g is cycled and ready for residents.
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Dunno. I quite rate the pics from my phone camera.

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Dunno. I quite rate the pics from my phone camera.

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Not so sure matey, one of the leaf filaments on that moss look a little out of focus to me
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You should see how bad I am with a normal digi camera haha.
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A tip. Hold the camera a little off angle to the front glass. If you hold it square to the front glass the microwave of the auto focus will set the camera on the glass surface instead of the fish behind it. With my dslr I still have to fine tune the focus manually. On cell phones try moving to different angles until you see the sharpest image. Hope this helps. OS.
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