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Re: Michael Grace's comments on tank photos
>I was wondering if you might give us a few more
>details. Stupid question: white paper?
If I remember correctly I believe I used white construction paper, which is
heavier than _normal_ paper. I suppose you could use colored, black, or
multiple layers of white, if needed.
>What kind of film? Did you use a remote flash or
>flood light to fill in shadows lower down in the tank?
>I thought your tank photos (as well as the tank)
>looked pretty good, and I want to know exactly what
First, which photos are you referring to? The 2.5 gallon photos I offered
recently, or those that were entered in the AGA contest? I didn't need the
paper trick for the 2.5 gallon photos, but I did use it to diffuse the light
over the group of Sunset hygrophila in the contest photos. I never really
had good luck with my film camera, despite many attempts with different film
and camera settings. My lack of photography knowledge probably explains
most of my problems :) Since getting my Olympus digital camera I have had
very good luck getting quality photos with very few attempts. I use only
the light over the tank, no flash or fill lights. The Olympus allows me to
bracket the exposure up or down several stops. I usually find that the best
photos are those that are bracketed one or two stops down, otherwise they
>I had the same problem that has been described here.
>The Mayaca under my PCF looked all whited out. My
>tank looks really nice now, and I want to show it off.
>The last batch of pictures didn't look so hot.
Sorry I don't have any tips for film cameras. I don't think I would have
ever gotten decent photos if I had not purchased my digitial camera.
Personally I highly recommend them. Others have trouble parting with their