how to take pictures of your corals (camera settings tutorial)

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  1. The Dro

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    yeah your photos are great either way, not the lens I thought it was. I shoot daily as well. Mostly product photography and pet photos though.
     

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  3. Lielka

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    Guys, do not tell me where to go to my photos published somewhere?
     
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    Pamper you with new photos:angel:

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    How do you get the coral colors come out under blue lights in pics? Is that all in the white balance and post-processing?
     
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    The galaxy s5 does a great job without a lens and has a great edit program for those of you who like to photo shop ;)
     
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    Which editor do you use
     
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    Followed the instructions..

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    Still practiced.Picture sare now made with hands, without a tripod

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    - All corals are photographed on a Canon 30D with Canon EF50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
    - Photocall held under fluorescent lamps firm ATI Actinic, AquaBlueSpecial and BluePlus. Less frequently under themetal halide lamp company Radium 20000k.

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    Hey guys./girls.

    I bought gab a Nikon d3200 right now I'm rippingmy hair out so is she on what is best settings to capture pictures of our reef tank.

    Anyone have Nikon and not cannon settings.?

    Much helpful and what settings do you prefer titles photos of coral? And then your fish. I'm trying got no good photosonky a select frpew
     
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    Also I'm using he standard lens 18-55mm lens. Thanks.!
     
  14. MounteeFrag

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    I bought the 3300 so I'll learn from the responses
     
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    Settings would be nice.
     
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    Great tips I'm tryin these when I get home from the in laws! Already got my tripod down there!!!!
     
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    Need to learn to use my camera.

    I recently picked up a panasonic LX7. I can't seem to focus on any subject more tha 7" into the tank? Why?
     
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    I appreciate the help. I have been pretty frustrated trying to capture good pics of my corals.
     
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    I have a Sony, if anyone can recommend settings.
     
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    Can someone post a regular picture, and post the same photo (after photoshop) and explain what the exact adjustments were made in Photoshop. I have beautiful corals, but the crappiest photos ever. I have a canon 70d and I bought extension tubes for macro shots? The camera has a built in 10k white balance setting, but my pictures still look like crap.

    Or if I can send someone a pic in RAW format and see what you can do with it, that would be great...
     
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