cheap photographic lighting for aquariums

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

  1. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    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.

    experimenting...

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    _MG_7605-01.jpg

    shooting in raw and showing what highlight contrast does.

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    and the final image with cheap lighting...

    saintlynottseastmidlands.jpg

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

    john starkey Member

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

    Simon D Member

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    Leicestershire
    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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