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Simple photography question

Discussion in 'Aquatic Photography' started by s.hop3r, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. s.hop3r

    s.hop3r New Member

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    So I'm new to this hobby, but since I have started I have seen many beautiful tanks and aquascapes, all of them fueling my imagination and creative thought processes. However, just as important as the tank itself, is the ability to showcase and present your work. To show others what you see day in and day out.

    Is there a way to make photographs from a phone look more professional? How do you avoid having a reflection of yourself or phone in the background of your tank. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to spend the money on a nice camera but even then I still need to learn the basics of photography. Can anyone point me in the direction of some good websites or tutorials to point me in the right direction?

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    s.hop3r

    Contact J Art send him a PM he should be able to assist you as he is an excellent photographer.

    In the mean time have fun with this.
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    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  3. Zeus

    Zeus Aspiring Aquascaper

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    J.Art has a podcast on photography which is well worth a listen to IMO. The other podcasts are excellent too with lots a tips and tricks, well worth a listen as well. Would post a link but on iPad ATM.


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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    If only something like that had been available when I started taking photos of my tanks.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  5. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    In addition to the podcast episode, Aquascaping Photography, there are several simple things you can do.

    1) Block all the extraneous light in the room. Windows, doors, monitors, tv, etc.
    2) Use some black poster or foam board around the front edges of the tank to prevent any light from the tank that is not leaving through the front panel entering the camera.
    3) Try to set a couple settings on your phone to get the best photo possible. White balance, ISO, etc.
     
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  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    One more point to add take the photos at night if you have external windows or light from connecting rooms.

    Even if you have the perfect setup nothing beats practice and more practice.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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