awesome tank, and great video, will watch properly outside of work!
Very useful! Just what I need.
I’m just missing the results, any examples of the photos produced? Link to a Flickr account perhaps?
Thanks again, great video
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First step, acquire funds for DSLR... Just to add something to this thread, some of the best macro photography i have seen online has been from a clip-on macro attachment for Iphones.
Thanks for the vid M8 we have all seen your excellent pics of your great scapes, always nice to see what effort you put into getting the pics and why my pics look rubbish, but need to work on my scape first
Good tips, call me lazy but I have never bothered with extra lighting or reflectors etc, just to much of a pain! I would like to try some photos with my speedlight suspended above the tank but need to buy a stand or something to hold the Speedlight above the tank
Just use spouse as light stand . Otherwise you can hold light while camera continues on interval shooting.Good tips, call me lazy but I have never bothered with extra lighting or reflectors etc, just to much of a pain! I would like to try some photos with my speedlight suspended above the tank but need to buy a stand or something to hold the Speedlight above the tank
Just use spouse as light stand . Otherwise you can hold light while camera continues on interval shooting.
Indeed my setup has changed a bit over time. I bought 2 black curtains that block light really well. Now a days I have one or more softbox above the tank instead of the black cardboard to create really soft lighting with 2 diffusion layers inside. On the sides of the tank, I clamp the curtains over there and wrap them behind the tripod + camera setup at whatever you have at home to keep it in place. Usually I sit beside the curtains with a remote controller to take photos and send them over to a laptop with tethering so I can see the result while shooting. I also use a lens hood on my lenses you can pick them up very cheap on Ali express. Just to eliminate reflections as much as possible it can ruin everything. Always setup your setup and check a test shot on a big screen to see if everything is okay. You don't want to have all the fish in the right spot and in the end ruining your shot by other variables...Nice video thanks...
A tip i once got from a professional scholar in photography about glass reflection was. to build a simple frame in front of the subject. Broomsticks and household ladders or what so ever does the job. Then hang 2 black cloths as a curtain on the top horizontal broomstick, with the help of cloth pins. Stick the lens through the slid from the 2 pieces of black cloth and also secure this with cloth pins. Then you have all black with just a lens sticking out. Just make the cloths big enough to slide left and right, up and down ain't an issue.
I thought it was a very useful tip, seeing the size of the room I live in... Because despite wearing black clothing myself I often still had other things reflect such as furniture etc. in the room around the tank.