Discussion in 'Photography Forum' started by surfn, Nov 21, 2007.
Holy...just read this. Snapseed is pretty awesome. Thanks for the tip.
I have the Nikon D5200 with the 18-55mm lens and Micro Nikkor 40mm lense. I have a floor and tabletop tripod. I am old and my eyes are not the best at perceiving colors, not color blind but do not always see all the colors like others do :9( My hands shake pretty bad also. So, I have several questions:
1. should I buy a remote instead of trying to press the button? If yes, which one?
I would like to tank pictures of my tanks and, corals individually where those corals would have a black background. I have taken a few portraits but that's it. I would like to make some photo albums from my pics:0) This is a something I would like to leave for my children and grandchildren some day:0)
2. I read the entire thread but the camera settings have me going..."What does that mean?!" Can someone help me understand what I need to look for in the menu on my camera for ISO, RAW, Shutter speed, White Balance and anything else I might need to access? Do I go in to Reset Custom Settings?
3. Can someone give me a starting point for the manual settings? Is manual the same as Raw?
4. Do I need to use D-Lighting? All my tanks are lit with T5 lights.
5. Do I need to do anything with the Color Balance?
6. Filter Effects?
7. NEF(RAW) Processing?
(Note: I have never used anything like Photoshop so hopefully we won't have to go there!)
Does anyone take their coral out of the tank to shoot them? I would like to do this for individual shots like zoas/palys, Acans, Duncans, shrooms, etc. If you do,
8. How do you do it? Do you use a light or the flash?
I'm sure I will have more questions but these will help me get started. Thanks for any help you might give! :0)
You can use sync 2 seconds delay to not shake the camera during exposure.
Shutter Speed / F / ISO
WB is the white balance - HDR OFF
L must the the image quality, should be RAW I suppose in this camera.
Manual is what are the image shooting settings are Shutter Speed / F / ISO
RAW is what is the quality (type of file at the end ) of the image they're different things.
4. I don't think so.
Leave it as it is, you can correct the color balance in Lightroom later.
Don't take corals out of the tank for shooting.
Berlibee, I'd like to thank you for responding... "Thank You!!" The picture you posted in #2 is what my settings should look like, correct? I had no idea that manual and raw were not the same! I thought Raw meant that a person had to set the the shutter speed, F stop, etc manually! Thanks again!!!
You're welcome. Good luck. I would watch something like this at your place:
What does setting your camera to Raw do for you. I have a panasonic DMC-LX7 camera. Thanks.
RAW have much more information inside, so you can adjust it later during the post-processing.
Oh Wow Berlibee!...a video!!! Thanks!!!
This was SOOOO informative, thanks to all that contributed!!
Any suggestions for taking pictures under LED lighting... having a killer time trying to get decent pictures.
Go to youtube and look for
Cj aquarium he has pretty good video about how to take pictures and video might help you out
he has some great tips for the iphone that's for sure. I browsed his page do you have a link for LED specifically from him?
No I don't have.
You can send him msg he might do a video
^ SMH why did I think of this haha.
Canon Rebel t2i with ef 100mm f/2.8L macro lens
This is what I needed. Very nice thread.
Can someone tell me the best beginner camera with lens for under $450/400?
I would like to know too... I want to upgrade from my cell phone shots and get great macros of my SPS that shows the tissue and polyps in high detail close-up. I am doing research on the Nikon D3300. Would be in your price range with money left over for a nice lens.
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