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Thomas Vickers sez:
> I have borrowed a real camera and want to photograph my 55gallon tank.
> Any ideas on good techniques?
> Should I open windows and use natural light or just depend on the Tank
My tank doesn't look good enuf to photograph yet (but it's getting there), so
I don't have first-hand experience. But from a technical perspective, it
should work best to light the tank with incandescent lights and then use a
blue filter (80A or 80B) to correct the color. Incandescent lamps have
better color rendering than even Chroma 50 fluorescent lamps, and *much*
better than other fluorescents. Use a tripod if you have it. I don't think
the film speed really makes a lot of difference. Don't try to use a flash
unless you have a fancy tilt/shift lens, or else the flash will reflect off
the glass and wash out your picture. Even without a flash, you might want to
have the camera at a slight angle to the front glass instead of straight on,
so you don't get a reflection of yourself and the camera superimposed in the
Good luck, and let us know how it turns out.