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How to use back-lighting for photography purposes

Discussion in 'Aquatic Photography' started by biobio, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. umut gumuskaya

    umut gumuskaya New Member

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    intelligent , many thanks
     

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  2. Swietla

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    Really a great idea. Tomorrow morning I check :)
     
  3. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Some more playing with light. Not only with backlighting but with different above light sources also.
    My 6lit nano:

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  4. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Biobio, Love the lighting ideas ;) Your Nano :rolleyes:(y)
     
  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    biobio

    Each of Aquascapes have a different appeal about them, it goes to show with a little thought you can change your Aquascape from good to excellent.

    Keith:):)
     
  6. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Addition to this topic. My new RGB LED backlight (adjustable with remote control) behind my 3 Juwel RIO240 tanks.

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought I should bring the back lighting up again I think it will assist newer members using back lighting.

    Its easy to see how different lighting on the same Aquascape can make a big difference.

    Keith:):)
     
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  8. asif

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    you guys are amazing in lighting!!!!
     
  9. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Its just a matter of keep trying, taking plenty of photos and notes how it was done.

    I suggest you start by doing some research on Aquarium back lighting.

    Keith:):)
     
  10. keithgh

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    What are your ideas on back lighting or special lighting effects.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  11. J Art

    J Art Aspiring Aquascaper

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    @biobio hit it on the head pretty well. Gels have been used in the photo/film world for quite a while for background effect, hair lighting, and atmosphere. Works well in this application for sure. It's use can easily be overdone though. Subtlety is key here. Don't fall into the trap of "oh cool look at this" and completely over-do it. Keep it minimal and tie it into the over-all effect as a compliment, not a focal point.
     
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  12. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for posting that interesting and helpful information.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Love the back lighting effect - so cool
     
  14. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    When the correct back lighting is used it can make it that you want to keep looking into that Aquascape.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  15. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Some more extreme lighting...

    Typical and a bit boring 25lit nano

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    And "burned" from above with 20W RGB LED garden spotlight.

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    Mystic....
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  16. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    The lighting effects could be endless if you starting mixing the colours.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  17. Shane P.

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    What is that red guppy strain called?


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  18. biobio

    biobio Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Midnight transformation caused by lighting: man into a werewolf or a princess into Cinderella or Anubia nana into Buchepalandra...
    Fish can appare and be vibrant colored or disappear and be camouflaged (depending on it coloration and light color above tank).

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    Shane P.
    Sorry I do not know. I bought them as a nice red guppies. :whistle:
     
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  19. Yellowstone

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    I have a tank with 12mm thikness . What kind of lights i have to use ? Tnk's


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  20. Yellowstone

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    Help me please !

    It's possible to have a phosto or a draw about technic ? What kind and how to apply trace papaer and bags ? Where is positioned the backlight ?

    Thank's a lot for your kind !
     

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