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May 09, 2006 16:42 |  #1

Not sure if I did this right but if so here is a close up of a coral in my Reef Aquarium


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Colourful, but needs to be a bit sharper, still, a good effort. Try the shot again, if you can, pop the camera on a tripod and use a remote release and mirror lockup to reduce camera shake etc (since it's an indoors shot).

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May 09, 2006 17:25 |  #3

I am pretty new to photography all together and do not know about mirror lock up. I also didnt have my tripod for the pic

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That's OK, we all start somewhere. In hindsight, I don't think your Camera lets you do it :( Basically, mirror lockup is locking up the mirror in its up position. When you take a shot usually, it's in its downward position, so the image can be bounced up into the viewfinder. When you press the shutter butter, the mirror folds up, and then the shutter curtain (with a film camera) opens, letting in the light onto the film. Similar with digital. The problem is when the mirror folds up, and then down, it creates a lot of vibration, which causes camera shake. It's quite tiny, but it can cause unsharp images. In the field you wouldn't use mirror lockup, because by the time you frame the shot, set mirror lockup (and then can't see thru the viewfinder cos the mirror is up!), and take the shot, the insect has most probably long gone. But since you're indoors...

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PS the mirror lockup only applies to SLRs. Point and compacts etc don't have mirrors.


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May 10, 2006 00:19 |  #5

Lovely colour :)
You will also find the aquarium glass causes some problems with crispness- you need to be shooting at right angles to the glass to minimise this.
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