Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife
Thread started 08 Feb 2006 (Wednesday) 06:40
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Jack Dempsey

 
savone
Goldmember
savone's Avatar
1,043 posts
Joined Dec 2005
New Jersey
Feb 08, 2006 06:40 |  #1

I have long been trying to take good pictures of the fish inside my aquarium. I think I finally got a pretty good technique down.

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
http://savone.smugmug.​com/photos/55572254-L.jpg (external link)
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO


What do you think?



LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
savone
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
savone's Avatar
1,043 posts
Joined Dec 2005
New Jersey
Feb 08, 2006 09:03 |  #2

Come on people, this is a nice shot! :)




LOG IN TO REPLY
salsataco
Senior Member
salsataco's Avatar
343 posts
Joined Sep 2005
MA
Feb 08, 2006 10:53 as a reply to savone's post |  #3

I do not have much aquarium photography expertise. I do know that your dempsey is more colorful than mine. I would try to position the fish somewhere other than the center of the frame. keep em coming.


"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." ~John Muir
www.TaylorYeager.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
graykita
Member
211 posts
Joined Dec 2005
Cincinnati
Feb 08, 2006 11:05 |  #4

Nice shot, what is your technique if you don't mind sharing? I find that focus on a reflective surface is very hard and the fact that i my reflection ends up on the glass.


Graykita
Canon 20D, 18-55 mm kit
Canon 50mm f1.8 II (just got it)
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
Canon Speedlite 430EX

LOG IN TO REPLY
savone
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
savone's Avatar
1,043 posts
Joined Dec 2005
New Jersey
Feb 08, 2006 11:16 |  #5

I use a flash with an optical sensor and shoot the flash from above the tank down towards the back. I use my flash bouncing off the ceiling to trigger it. This was there is no glare on the glass.

Also make sure the glass is REALLY clean. :)




LOG IN TO REPLY
TigerTail
Member
TigerTail's Avatar
142 posts
Joined Feb 2006
NE WI
Apr 29, 2006 03:23 |  #6

yep, clean glass is a must! I should follow my own advice tho... ahem, anyhoo... photographing at a slight angle to the glass reduces glare, and a hood works great too, especially with macro shots. When using a macro lens it's important to have the camera looking straight at the subject, because trying to take a macro pic through glass at an angle just doesn't work, something with the glass, it's weird. A hood placed flat against the glass makes for great macro shots... which is why I'm still trying to find a hood!


Canon Rebel XT
Canon EF 70-200mm IS USM :mrgreen: Canon EF 100mm macro USM,
Canon EF 20-35mm Ultra Wide Zoom, Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5

LOG IN TO REPLY
shadowwolf
Member
shadowwolf's Avatar
246 posts
Joined Apr 2006
New Mexico
Apr 29, 2006 08:01 as a reply to TigerTail's post |  #7

I like the shot myself...colors look sharp...detail is excellant.

Shooting photos of my aquarium species is what got me hooked on photography...I was determined to get the same quality photos that I see other "hobbyists" post.

I am no expert but I can offer this: I don't use a flash when taking aquarium photos. For close up detailed shots like the one you posted I turn off all the surrounding ambiant light and keep my lens perpendicular to the glass...most times I use a tripod and macro mode on my Canon G5...and of course a clean glass is a must.depending on the lighting source on the aquarium I sometimes need to adjust the WB settings especially when shooting aquariums that have lots of high intensity lighting with actinic supplimentation.

Here is an example of one of my decent (or so I think) examples.

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE

"Photography to me is the ongoing attempt to capture what my eye sees."....I say that...
Canon 350D&30D...BG-E3 grip...EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6... EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM...EF 50mm f/1.8...85mm f/1.8 USM ... 1.4x EF Extender ... 580EX II Flash...
http://www.otb-photography.comexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Choderboy
I Chimp, therefore I am
Choderboy's Avatar
Joined Jul 2005
Sydney, Australia
Apr 29, 2006 10:35 as a reply to shadowwolf's post |  #8

The difficulty of aquarium photography is probably not that obviuos to most people. I have tried a few so I can appreciate that is a nice shot!

I'm not a fishy - just wondering about the thread title? Is that a fighting fish?


Dave
https://www.flickr.com​/photos/12185187@N00/ (external link)
1D4, 1DS2, 7D2. Canon, Sigma lenses

LOG IN TO REPLY
savone
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
savone's Avatar
1,043 posts
Joined Dec 2005
New Jersey
May 01, 2006 21:59 as a reply to Choderboy's post |  #9

Choderboy wrote:
The difficulty of aquarium photography is probably not that obviuos to most people. I have tried a few so I can appreciate that is a nice shot!

I'm not a fishy - just wondering about the thread title? Is that a fighting fish?

Well I wouldnt call it a fighting fish, but it is a cichlid which is a very territorial species of fish.




LOG IN TO REPLY
TigerTail
Member
TigerTail's Avatar
142 posts
Joined Feb 2006
NE WI
May 02, 2006 12:03 |  #10

I believe the Jack Demsey cichlid was actually named after a boxer of that name? Can someone confirm?


Canon Rebel XT
Canon EF 70-200mm IS USM :mrgreen: Canon EF 100mm macro USM,
Canon EF 20-35mm Ultra Wide Zoom, Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

1,057 views & 0 likes for this thread
Jack Dempsey
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Wildlife


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00092 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is irdaze
845 guests, 376 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016