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A question for the photographers

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Righto, I need some help here, trying to get some reasonable shots of my fish, no luck. The shots generally come out blurry, too slow shutter speed maybe, or dark if I don't use the flash. What do you use to light your fish up? I had heard that you should not use flash, i have thrown a 150W and a 500W floodlight on the fish to try to get enough light on them to be able to raise the shutter speed a little but to no avail. 1/90 sec is as fast as I can go with or without flash, just the ones without are generally dark. I have a Canon Eos 500 camera, a 28 - 80mm lens, I use 100 speed film, I don't have an external flash unit, only the built in one. So where to from here?? HELP ME!!!!! woot.gif

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Davez,

You could try 400ASA film speed, set the lowest aperture and let the camera auto adjust shutle speed. This will give you maximum shutle speed and minimum deep of field, so make sure the subject is focus.

A digital camera would be more economical. You can just keep shotting until you have it.

Cheer.

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You can use a flash, it does look better if it is "off the camera".

Even a camera base flash will work if you take your photos at an angle to the glass so that you don't get the glare showing up in your photo.

Very difficult to get enough light to catch a moving fish without the use of a flash.

Good Luck

Brett

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You can get a lens filter that suits most digi cameras that takes the flash reflection out..

Not that ive been able to try it out yet unsure.gifLOL.gif

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One more tip.

You can use Polarizing filter (from camera shop) to reduce light reflection. Or check out the effect first by holding your polaroid sunglass in front of your camera lens.

This type of filter is use by paparazzi for taking picture of celebrity behind glass car windows.

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Check out the effect first by holding your polaroid sunglass in front of your camera lens.

Now that's a good idea clap.gif

*Bumbles off to find Sunnies and Digi-cam*

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Cheers,

Andy

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