Exposing the truth: How to take unreal pics with your DSLR!!! -or- You are EXPOSED!

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  1. Harry_Y

    Harry_Y Valuable Member

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    For now just my Phones Camera, I just like to get a picture that looks like it does when I'm sitting in front of it.

    A local guy told me to turn off my supplemental lighting and just take them under the 14K Halides

    So I'll need to try that.
     

  2. mangups

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    Sweet !!
     
  3. ReefMadScientist

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    Bump for the new guys.

    I see more and more pictures going up. Buyer beware.
     
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    650-IS350 Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Point is, if the picture is being used to show the potential buyer what they are paying for/buying, then modifying the picture regardlesss is in a way misleading. Especially new reefers or the NOT AS INFORMED reefers.

    Its like meeting a girl the first time when their all dolled up, make up, jewellery and nice clothes but when all the make up is off, is that the girl you originally had interest in, that you saw originally as??
    ( sorry to the women, I'm just trying to put the most layman term here) and is somewhat comparable. Picture worth a thousand words. This goes the same with said coral, with all the blue lighting, reefbrights blasting it and of course PHOTOSHOP

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  5. jasonandsarah

    jasonandsarah Sticks, sticks and more STICKS

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    Idk why there still isn't a thread calling out some of these pics? I mean there's so many people saying stuff but I look through the feedback threads and reviews and have yet to see someone show a picture of the coral they were sold and another picture of the coral they received.
    Come on people! If you get scammed you should be voicing your loss! No need to let others suffer the same fate.

    **rant over!**
     
  6. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    Agreed! Or at least ask for a mother colony pic from the vendor or person selling the frag. It's much harder to doctor up a whole picture of the mother colony in the tank than a single frag on a black background.
     
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  7. jasonandsarah

    jasonandsarah Sticks, sticks and more STICKS

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    I mean to be honest most of this is targeted at newbies and ebayers. But I agree with what you said. I think for those mythical unicorn Acro's (the ones that look like rainbows in the pic and then when you get them there just green and brown!!) The person should have to show a updated pic months later.
    Imo frags do change color in shipping and every Acro's different but MOST sps only have slight variations in color due to stress. They don't just do a 360°.
     
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  8. Reefermadness73

    Reefermadness73 Active Member

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    Bump
     
  9. Wesley42079

    Wesley42079 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    These before and after photos are hilarious.
     
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    Man a certain coral floating around with these techniques right now.

    A dead give away for me is the pitch black back ground in pictures.
     
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    I like that @BryanS4 lol ( certain coral lol )
     
  13. BryanS4

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    Even my wife called it out. . Exact words "no one has a tank that black". She has zero idea, but if it doesn't look natural it probably isn't. Just my take.
     
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    Too bad these "people" cannot be called out. Its totally obvious and you have people that respond to those threads saying "OMG so awesome", "Wow I want", and so on.

    Just funny.

    Oh and you have certain "people" not listing prices in their threads anymore because everyone knows they charge a left kidney. ALL vendors should be required to list a price.
     
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    So R2R doesn't want us to call these vendors out when its clear its fake. It looks like there is black tar all over his plugs lol.

    I swear most vendors are killing this hobby. Its gross and sad.

    I am sorta happy they will soon ban corals importing. People and their greedy camera tricks are ruining this hobby. Slobs.

    Oh I forgot...its not coral importing, its called "culturing" for the sake of corals lol. While they manipulate the pictures to sell for big bucks.
     
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    Thats what im saying. People are quick to call out photos, but where are the persons who bought the coral. Why arent they saying it doesnt look like the photo?? I dont have a ph.d but something doesnt add up if you ask me...
     
  17. Latinreefer

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    I think if they would let us call them out they would loose business and they wouldn't sponsor R2R, I only think R2R doesn't want to loose any sponsors, but reality is its really only 2 or 3 that really over exaggerate coral color. This is just my .02
     
  18. RAD01

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    Oh and you have certain "people" not listing prices in their threads anymore because everyone knows they charge a left kidney. ALL vendors should be required to list a price.[/QUOTE]

    I agree, vendors should post prices I don't know what the big mystery is with the price.
     
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    so my canon t3i, using the trick of custom white balance, produces pictures that are a bit yellow. my green monti that has purple edge doesn't have the purple on picture. any idea?
     
  20. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award 3RMAS Member R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Partner Member 2018 Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor

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    All black background, must be shopped right?
     
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