Originally Posted by FISA
IBN ....that is just awesome...
wanna share some photograhy tips ??? or are u just gonna blame it on the camera and lens kit ? :p
The camera has a large part to due with it. Most of those pictures were taken with aperture priority (you set the f-stop, and the camera basically figures out the rest) on autofocus, which is pretty quick.
As for tips, I'm still learning myself, but can pass the following along.
1) f-stop: try to get this as low as possible to let the most amount of light in (usually one or two stops above the stated yields the sharpest pictures; i.e. on a f/1.8 lens, try shooting at f/5.6 or even f/8).
2) ISO: depends on the camera. DSLRs are less noisy at higher ISO settings versus point & shoot (P&S) cameras. Take the D70 for example. Image quality remains pretty similar from ISO of 200 (lowest setting) all the way to 800. Most P&S are noisy at anything above 200, so try to shoot below that.
3) Lighting: very important. The more light you have on the tank (some people put more lights on their tank during photo sessions and then pull them off; or use flash, preferably not the onboard one), the higher your chances of coming out w/a sharper picture.
4) Practice. Shoot as many shots as you can. Takes awhile to get to know your camera. The more you use it, the more familiar you become w/where the buttons are, settings, etc. I've taken more than 2,000 pictures with the camera since I got it, which is less than 2 months ago and as time goes by, I'm seeing improvements.
Guess that's it.