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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Does anyone know how to take semi good pics with a point and shoot camera..i cant seem to get good pics of my tank with the one i have.. The one i have is a Kodak C6433.. Ive read the little book and it doesnt tell me anything..

    Rick

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    Argent - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    First off - when shooting through glass you'll end up with distortion in your shots unless you put the lens parallel to the glass and shoot through it - also it helps to get as close to the glass as you can to avoid glare/reflections and also make sure your glass is clean!

    Generally a tripod is ideal to reduce camera shake (when shooting corals I used to set the tripod up and use the cameras self timer so that I wasn't shaking the camera by pushing the shutter button) also try to avoid using the digital zoom (stick with your 3x optical zoom)

    The camera does have a macro mode (probably a little green flower icon on the dial on the top) try using that - it might allow you to get closer to the glass to shoot

    You can also try finding a clear drinking glass with a distortion free bottom that you can try shooting top down shots through (stick bottom of glass below the surface of the water and then shoot THROUGH the glass - think like a glass bottom boat!)

    Hrmmmmm otherwise it's practice practice practice the beauty of digital is you can always delete the crappy shots

    Feel free to ask any more questions I may not know everything but I can try and help!

    EDIT: some light reading materials for you too!

    http://blog.gregdisch.com/2009/07/26...blic-aquarium/

    http://blog.fotonomy.com/tips/8-tips...uarium-photos/
    Last edited by Argent; 02-03-2010 at 10:11 AM.
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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Great stuff Paul.
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    vmbfreekz33 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    rick i have the kodak m763..i can show u how to take clear pics with outzoom if u would like

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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    i had the 763 and upgraded to this one because it was supposed to be better..yeah right..im going to practice tonight when the camera gets back home so be ready for some pics..lol

    Amanda...thanks one day when i can find the time just might take you up on the camera lessons.. Finding the time anymore is geting hard..first theres not enough work now theres too much work..i will opt for the too much work...lol

    Rick

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