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So we all know about the fish that just hate the camera whatsoever, and refuse to have a decent photo. Usually coming out something like this
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But, what’s your favourite fish that’s east to take a photo of?

Mine is the Copperband Butterflyfish as I have so many good photos of him that aren’t just blurry. But also many of the photos I have gotten of my CBB display the nicest colours of him.
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Good fish photography can be done with a bit of understanding of your camera. Most people rely on the basic settings of their cell phone. They can take fabulous pictures of their kids birthday parties or exhibits at a car show, but can't figure out why their tank shots don't work out.

Tank shots, especially of fast moving fish, require some more advanced level photography than the basic presets on the phone. This is where "Pro mode" comes into play. Adjusting for faster shutter speed, less depth of field, higher exposure, white balance are all integral parts of catching a quality shot of a fish in motion.

For what its worth, I would submit this shot to the April POTM contest.
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Good fish photography can be done with a bit of understanding of your camera. Most people rely on the basic settings of their cell phone. They can take fabulous pictures of their kids birthday parties or exhibits at a car show, but can't figure out why their tank shots don't work out.

Tank shots, especially of fast moving fish, require some more advanced level photography than the basic presets on the phone. This is where "Pro mode" comes into play. Adjusting for faster shutter speed, less depth of field, higher exposure, white balance are all integral parts of catching a quality shot of a fish in motion.

For what its worth, I would submit this shot to the April POTM contest.
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Is that all stuff you can do on newer iphones? I was curious about it but never really figured something like shutter speed was changeable. I know you can change exposure times and such, but thats about what I know
 
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Good fish photography can be done with a bit of understanding of your camera. Most people rely on the basic settings of their cell phone. They can take fabulous pictures of their kids birthday parties or exhibits at a car show, but can't figure out why their tank shots don't work out.

Tank shots, especially of fast moving fish, require some more advanced level photography than the basic presets on the phone. This is where "Pro mode" comes into play. Adjusting for faster shutter speed, less depth of field, higher exposure, white balance are all integral parts of catching a quality shot of a fish in motion.

For what its worth, I would submit this shot to the April POTM contest.
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Are there any good tutorials on using cell phone cameras in pro mode for applications like this?
 

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Are there any good tutorials on using cell phone cameras in pro mode for applications like this?
It works better in fresh than in salt, but the trick I learned is to have the tank light off and keep it dark outside the tank (at night) and have the flash on your phone. It looks best with a dark background. It gives a really good blacked out effect:
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If you play with Live Photo you can choose a specific frame, in between flashes gives a black background.
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Of course, cichlids make it easy when they just sit and stare at you. Same idea for gobies and hawkfish.
Don’t count on getting a really good clown photo.
Best advice is practice, practice, practice and be willing to spend lots of time in front of the fish tank with your camera.
 
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