View Full Version : Hey, you with the camera... step AWAY from the anenome


MattTVI
04-05-2007, 5:55 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/MattTVI/Hosting/Clown_HostingIV.jpg

Stroid
04-05-2007, 6:04 PM
man you take some really great pictures

ReeferDawg
04-05-2007, 6:06 PM
Wow, my camera blows. Great pic!

MattTVI
04-05-2007, 6:11 PM
thanks guys... she piped down when I put the lens hood on... all clownfish fear the wrath of the mighty lens hood... :)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/MattTVI/Hosting/Clown_HostingV.jpg

I am getting irritated w/ photobucket though... loses some of the detail on the >1mb pictures like these two...

glxtrix
04-05-2007, 6:22 PM
very nice!

Showtime305
04-05-2007, 6:46 PM
Very nice pictures. What camera are you using?

Bassett22
04-05-2007, 7:02 PM
will you come down and take a bunch of shots of my tank? id also like to know what camera set up your shooting with, and some tricks on all the adjustments and such.

MattTVI
04-09-2007, 9:05 AM
Hello all, thanks for the compliments...

camera is a d50 w/ a 28-105 nikkor on it. Pics were taken at 105mm in "macro mode" (1:2 +/-).

ISO ranged between 200-400, shutter speeds at 1/60-80 w/ apeture around f8. I under-exposed pretty badly on both shots and brought the levels up in PP w/ Nikon Capture.

hth,

Matt

George
04-09-2007, 3:53 PM
ISO ranged between 200-400, shutter speeds at 1/60-80 w/ apeture around f8. I under-exposed pretty badly on both shots and brought the levels up in PP w/ Nikon Capture.
In fiddling with my camera (Canon A85) and a Rebel XTi, I found this to be an excellent technique. Set the camera to manual. Get at least an f8 aperture. At least a 60th of a second shutter speed. Then fix the light levels in Photoshop or similar software.

Given the light levels in our tanks (unless you're really bleaching the world out), there simply isn't enough light to get a really high depth of field which is already really low at close ranges.

However, when it comes to top-notch picture quality, there's certainly no substitute for an SLR.