how the heck do you manage to snap off a good picture in the tank? all mine come out fuzzy or out of focus, no matter how I mess with the settings, the ones that did look decent were either really blue or really yellow or something.. any strategies for getting great closeups?
Im using a 5.1mpx digital camera loaded with features so if you have any suggestions with those features..
1. Use your macro feature.
2. Turn off the lights in the room.
3. Turning the lights on in the tank after being dark for a while is just like waking a human in the middle of the night. The fish aren't so fast.
4. Try baiting them closer with food.
If your camera is auto focus you are taking photos of the front of your tank. Most cameras will focus when you push the button down half way. Just hold the button half way down and move the distance the fish is away from the front of the tank, or if you can use manual focus. Also plexi will always look out of focus.
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If they are turning blue or yellow check your white balance. Chances are the camera is set to auto white balance. If the majority of the light coming into the lens is incandescent, your tank is going to appear excessively blue because the tank uses fluorescent lights, and vice versa.
also..since its a point and shoot, you could switch it to manual mode and do things the right way Use faster shutter times. In order to do this you'll need to open your apperture up(think 4 or 5.6) and adjust your ISO if possible.