Plec Pics

Discussion in 'Photography' started by johnny70, 29 Jun 2009.

  1. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    oh and a couple of tetra's:D

    Any thoughts on how to get better with pics? I have standard Juwel lighting to get these nothing more.

    Shots were done with a Canon 400D some with a Canon 90-300 for the really shy fish and Sigma 28-80 (with macro) for the close in shots.

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  2. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    There are some nice captures, but you need to look at experimenting with the camera`s white balance. All the pictures have a very yellow cast.

    You may want to try for a sharper focus too.

    The fish have been nicely framed though. You have far more patience than me for photographing fish tanks.

    Dave.
     
  3. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Thanks Dave :)

    The whole tank has a yellow cast, the lights seem to give that kind of hue off, the WB is set to auto, so I'll try with a non moving subject in the tank to see how that all works out :D

    As for the focus, they all look perfect when I take them :?: :?: :?: must be my glasses, maybe time for a new prescription :D :D

    JOHNNY
     
  4. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    Do you shoot in RAW or JPEG? If you use RAW, you can fiddle around with the white balance after you've taken the shot.
    I have the same camera as you and I use the Digital Photo Professional software that came with the camera to alter the WB
     
  5. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    JPEG. Never used RAW wouldn't know where to start :wideyed: :wideyed:

    I use Photoshop 7 normally just for cropping etc. Can RAW files be opened in PS?

    JOHNNY
     
  6. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    PS7 doesn`t handle RAW files, unfortunately.

    Try adjusting the colours using Image/Adjustments from the menu at the top of PS7. I used to process my JPEGS on PS7, and it is a fairly powerful program for processing. Since I switched to RAW, I have had to start using CS3.

    Dave.
     
  7. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Cool, is CS3 similar to PS then? is it as easy to use?

    I have been thinking of getting some lights to increase light in the tank when doing pictures, I saw the 'Studio Lighting' thread that Dan put up and that got me thinking ;)

    JOHNNY
     
  8. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Does you camera have custom white balance? I get a pice of white paper under my light then take apicture of it and it sets the WB for me.
    The last 2 are a bit pout of focus but the rest are fine too me :D
     
  9. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    Not sure Arron, would expect it would, will check when I get home.

    Right I have the same shot, one is done through PS5 the other through CS3(remembering this is the 1st time I have used it :wideyed: )

    Which looks better, I know which one I chose

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  10. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    i would say the bottom one, as it is a little less intense in the colours. Go on, say you prefer the 1st one :lol:
     
  11. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    I set my WB to Fluorescent when shooting in the tank. Give it a try.
     
  12. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    No, 2nd pic for me too, I like that its not so yellow, TBH I hadn't really noticed how yellow the tank actually looks :oops:
     

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