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Hi there... looking for some advice on taking photos of my full tank - i find that the fish become very blurry on the several different settings that i use. I have a Canon XTi Digital SLR, but usually just stick it on 'auto' which works great for shooting individual fish, but very poorly for the entire setup. Any fotog's with some tips? :)
 

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I always have my camera on full manual. I'm using the Rebel XT, so quite similar. To eliminate blur, you want a fast shutter speed. I think i usually set it to the 1/200 or so range. Keep a large aperture (small f-stop) to allow for more light. This depends on what lens you are using. For my 18-55 i shoot at about an f-stop of 4. With my 50mm I shoot at 1.8-2.5. As I only have the onboard flash, I never use it. If you have an external, you can have the flash aimed down from above the tank, seen some really nice results from this method. Any kind of extra lighting from above will definately help with pictures, and allow for a faster shutter speed, which equals less to no blur.

Hope this helps :)

Tyson.
 

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Thanks for the tips - i'll try that out. Meant to post this in the Member's photos section... Oops! Mods - welcome to move it :)
 
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