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Old Jul 15, 2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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I will be participating in an Aquarium photo workshop this week. This will be the first time I have done this workshop with a digital camera. I plan on using my Fuji S602 along with my film camera. I might even try the canon A70, but I think I will stick with the fuji for most of the photography. My past aquarium photos have been so-so and I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for aquarium pics. I really want to get some great shots from the seahorse exhibit!
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Use an external flash attached via a cable...point the flash downward towards the water, and put the camera up against the glass so there's no reflection.
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Old Jul 15, 2003, 2:19 AM   #3
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I remember reading something else about taking pictures of aquariums.

Place a sheet of glass/mirror on an angel at the back of the tank (roughly 45degrees).

Forget what this acheives though perhaps someone out there knows :P
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...Place a sheet of glass/mirror on an angel at the back of the tank (roughly 45degrees)....
By putting a piece of glass parallel to the front of the aquarium just an inch or two (a few centimeters) back, you will force the fish to stay near the front so they cannot move out of focus.
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Old Jul 15, 2003, 10:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies!
With most of the aquariums it is impossible to put a sheet of paper behind it due to the way they are built, are there any other suggestions?
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