View Full Version : Some shots from tonight

06-12-2008, 03:42 AM
Any input, was playing around with the setting one the canon powershot sd550

this is my first time shooting water shots

the goby loves to get his picture taken, i have been trying to get a picture of him in his cave but when ever i come close to the tank he needs to come and inspect the situation


06-12-2008, 03:43 AM
great shots looks very nice.

06-12-2008, 03:57 AM
Nice pics, your focus and depth of field are good, maybe a little more iso to brighten them up a little. Also since your sand is still nice and white use the preset WB and use your sand to set it.

Also using photoshop or similar program can really help, especially when you're stating out, just use the auto correct and it can do wonders sometimes.


06-12-2008, 04:07 AM
Thanks guys

right now the setting are:
digital micro
-1 exposure
the fluorescent setting on the camera

whats WB preset?

I will have to re-install photoshop on my computer. I do have a program called photo impression, i could give that a try

06-12-2008, 04:16 AM
WB is your white balance you had it set to fluorescent, you should be able to set it to preset or custom. After selecting it you can set it by taking a picture of something white in your aquarium which will set the right WB for your lighting. You'll have to check your manual for further detail.

06-12-2008, 04:20 AM
wb made a huge difference in my point and click pics.

06-14-2008, 04:07 PM
Without knowing your specific camera, it's tough to give specific advice.

The best general photography tip I've ever heard was; "If your pictures aren't good enough... you're not close enough." This is a quote of renowned photographer Robert Capa's. It's interesting advice coming from a war photographer. A war photographer who subsequently died by stepping on a land mine, 'getting close'.

Luckily there are not that many land mines in aquarium photography. To create photos that have more impact, choose the subject you are creating an image of and feature it by filling your camera's frame with it. Get close, zoom in or crop in after-the-fact.

Also keep the 'rules of composition' in mind while filling your frame (Google them, there are many).

Cheers, Chris


06-14-2008, 06:01 PM
Luckily there are not that many land mines in aquarium photography.

yes, but don't forget and dunk the camera either! saltwater is NOT forgiving! ;)