cheap photographic lighting for aquariums

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mark Evans, 30 Aug 2009.

  1. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

    newark notts.
    I was browsing my images from the past and came across many images i forgot i had. nice to look back actually

    anyway, i found one or 2 that may help a few struggling with lighting there tanks for photographic purposes.

    continuous lighting, i think, is a cheaper option by far. you can pick up lights for £60 on ebay but I'll let you lot make those decisions.I'll just show you what's possible on a budget.

    i used at the time interfit lights which were£100 from jessops. there a little more now and the bulbs are better/different.




    shooting in raw and showing what highlight contrast does.



    and the final image with cheap lighting...


    hope this helps people who would like to take better images with there DSLR on a'll of course work with compacts. be sure to check your white balance though
  2. john starkey

    john starkey Member

    Hi Mark,
    thanks for the tips,I'll take a look at those,
    regards john.
  3. Simon D

    Simon D Member

    Nice pics, good looking set-up. That's given me a few ideas, firstly "get your tank sorted out and scaped Simon"

    Seriously though, really inspirational!

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