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Some of this is true, much of it is not. Ask anyone who consistently produces beautiful fish photography, and they will tell you that proper lighting is their greatest secret. Having learnt from them, here is my take on what you ideally need to do to get getting stunning shots of your aquarium and its inhabitants:
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15. Use a special "photo tank" for taking pictures of your fish. Tall aquariums might not allow enough light to reach your fish which will result in a poor quality photo. Wide aquariums allow the fish to hide in the back, making it difficult for your digital camera to focus on them. You might have to use a separate tank that is shallow and narrow to get a nice photo of your fish. Aquarium Photo: Fish Tank
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It would be utterly wonderful if I could now present you with the ultimate recipe for fish and aquarium photography. Unfortunately no such recipe exists. How could it? Tanks differ as much as people do, and so do the equipment they have. But there are guidelines! And those guidelines come to us via other successful aquarium and fish photographers.Is there a best time of day for aquarium photography? You bet! As we have seen, any ambient light in the room is a problem, since it can interact with the glass of the tank and create unwanted reflections in your picture. So the best time to shoot is in the evening, a little before your fish begin to eye their usual night-time hides. If you can, also turn off the room lights so that the only illumination is coming from inside the tank itself — and from the lights you will be setting up.In of How To Photograph Your Fish and Aquarium, we concentrated on the technical aspects of attaining successful photography. Now in , we finally venture into the creative aspect.Instead of feeding to entice your fish into view, know the behaviour of your fish. You’ll find that you’ll take more successful photos of your fish if you study their habits before you pick up your camera and start clicking away. Many fish have favourite spots in the aquarium where they most often hang out, others are territorial and stay put around their ‘homes’. Also, at night they tend to hang around close to where they usually go to sleep. Many fish also have regular swimming patterns, or some other predictable habit that allows you to be ready with your camera in the right place, at the right time. Bubble nest builders and labyrinth fish often go to the surface. At this point we reach divergent paths. The techniques for photographing fish or aquariums do not differ vastly, except for the choice of lenses and the amount of light required. But even if your prime interest is to photograph you tank, you may well want to photograph subjects like plants or corals in your tank closer up, so you can still benefit from from understanding close-up photography and following the tips below.Always try to avoid photographing the substrate against the glass, unless you specifically want to show a species that naturally lives in or on it. Plants, leaves, driftwood and rocks are usually good, but try to . This sin is committed often, because it is usually a lot easier to shoot fish against gravel, but having a gravel background in every shot gets rather monotonous, and is a sure sign of amateur photography. The other drawback is that fish tend to dampen down their colours when they are on gravel, usually to appear less conspicuous. The urge to camouflage themselves is hard-wired into their brains. Look at the difference between the two shots below. Both are of Killifish, except that Hristo Hristov took the first shot of the fish on gravel at a species show, under less than ideal circumstances, while the second is taken in his aquarium, swimming freely. The first shot is good enough for identification, but the second shot depicts the vivacity and intricacy of this tiny species’ colours. What a difference!