Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Show Off/Photography
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-01-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
maxwellag's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 5,286
tips on taking pictures of fish

I have tried and tried to take pictures of my fish, but the pics always end up blurry. Please give me some tips...

maxwellag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,537
What kinda camera do you have?

Fishkeeper26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
maxwellag's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 5,286
The one I use most is a canon. It is 12 megapixels. I don't know what exact model it is, but it has settings like manual mode, where I program the stuff, like aperture, saturation, exposure, and other things that I can't remember right now..
maxwellag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 12:01 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Retired_AF's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gastonia, NC
Posts: 738
There is a sticky labeled "How to take a good photo" at the top of this forum page with some good info. It's long, but a good read.

Basically, it's more a matter of getting used to the camera. You will definately find that the manual settings work much better than the automatic ones. How you set it up will depend heavily on what you have, both in the camera and in the accompanying equipment (tripod, lights, etc.).

After reading the sticky, try different things with the camera. You may have to improvise if you don't have the same stuff other people have, but that's part of the fun.

If you aren't used to making the manual adjustments, write down your camera settings along with the photo number the camera assigns and snap a picture, then make a change (again, writing down your settings) and take another shot. Do a series changing only one of the settings (aperture, exposure, etc.) until you can identify what is happening, then start another series changing one of the other settings. It's a great way to learn about your camera, plus gives you the experience so you don't end up just pointing and shooting on the automatic settings. You will find more satisfaction with these types of pictures.

When you finish a series, compare the pictures and see what works best for your needs. For me, putting the pictures up on the computer screen is better than relying on the LCD panel on the camera because I can see the details better. This way, you can see exactly how the changes you make to the camera affect the picture you are taking. (Admittedly, this works better with something that doesn't move and a tripod for the camera so it stays still, but hey, we are combining two hobbies here.)

It just takes time, patience, practice, and a lot of cooperation from the fish...

Good Luck and enjoy!
Why do I love fish? Because every time I stare into the little world I have created for them, every problem I have just floats away....
Retired_AF is offline   Reply With Quote

pictures, tips

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article: What You Should Know About Fish Nutrition Fishguy2727 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-01-2012 08:41 AM
Do my fish have TB?!?!? ChemEngineer Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 07-25-2011 01:45 PM
Advice on newish (and first) tropical/fresh 10 gallon... FoxGlove Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 07-25-2011 12:22 PM
Taking pictures... JarJarDoink Show Off/Photography 2 07-06-2011 03:49 PM
Tips for dealing with curious cats and fish tanks Aqua315 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 18 07-01-2011 03:49 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.