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Old 12-24-2004, 12:08 PM   #1
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taking pictures of my tank with digital camera how to


Hello all

I have been playing around with my digital camera trying to get some shots of my tank, with very little success. Can anyone direct me to a post on this site or else where that can give me some advice?

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Old 12-24-2004, 12:22 PM   #2
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Check out aquabotanic.com's forum, photography workshop. There is a lot of helpful information there.

What kind of camera do you have?
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Also check out this site:
http://www.greenstouch.com/various/a...hotography.pdf
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Hey

Thatís for the quick reply, I have a Olympus c-730 . This camera allows me to add on lenses, as needed which I have. With the addition of a 1.5 Xís optical I can get as much as 12 times optical zoom. I am not sure if this is helpful in this instance what do you think?
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Check out this kid from Sweden, they must get a good education this kid is on the ball with his photography etc.

http://hem.bredband.net/maxstr/

A couple of quotes from his site: There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness. Somedays you have a hobby, other days the hobby has you.

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Hey

Thatís for the quick reply, I have a Olympus c-730 . This camera allows me to add on lenses, as needed which I have. With the addition of a 1.5 Xís optical I can get as much as 12 times optical zoom. I am not sure if this is helpful in this instance what do you think?
I believe that when you're referring to the 1.5x, you're referring to a teleconverter. It'll allow you to increase it by 1.5x (50mm lens becomes a 75mm), but at the same time, it becomes slower. How much slower? As its name implies, about 2 f-stops.

FYI, for aquatic photography, I've been reading and getting my info from the following site:
http://www.aquatic-photography.com/
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Congrats on your new camera.
Here's a few tips
1) set your camera up on a tripod and use timer mode
2) set to macro mode(works with nikons)..
3) set your exposure compensation to -1.3 to -1.7 (this compensates for the aquariums own lights
4) use shutter priority mode with at least 1/30 of second.
5)dark room , no flash
6) experiement with your metering ie spot , matrix, area etc.
7) if you have grow type lights(plant and aquarium bulbs, grolux) swap them out for 6500k bulbs for the shoot. ( this adds visible light for the camera
Take lots and lot
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I have been playing around with my digital camera trying to get some shots of my tank, with very little success. Can anyone direct me to a post on this site or else where that can give me some advice?

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