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Old 05-18-2014, 12:07 PM   #131 
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The natural light is probably going to be more accurate on his color. The artificial is a lot more pretty and colorful.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:02 PM   #132 
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I don't know if anyone's mentioned it here, but I remember on a doll forum I used to visit, there was a suggestion of putting a piece of paper in front of the flash to 'soften' the hard edge from it. I'm wondering if anyone's done this before with bettas?

EDIT: NOW I remember! They called it a diffuser, I think.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:45 PM   #133 
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I don't know if anyone's mentioned it here, but I remember on a doll forum I used to visit, there was a suggestion of putting a piece of paper in front of the flash to 'soften' the hard edge from it. I'm wondering if anyone's done this before with bettas?

EDIT: NOW I remember! They called it a diffuser, I think.
That's an interesting idea!
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:49 PM   #134 
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What I wanna try is taking a picture without the flash. I can get great shots with my flash but my boys colors change. but when I don't use flash, I get blurry shots at times. =/
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What I wanna try is taking a picture without the flash. I can get great shots with my flash but my boys colors change. but when I don't use flash, I get blurry shots at times. =/
Same :<

The flash brings out the metallic which is nice but it's not the color I'm trying to capture.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:23 AM   #136 
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The more light you can get on the subject, the faster shutter speed you can use, which means less motion blur. More light ... MORE light for sharper pictures.

Diffusion is a time-honored way of getting a gentler, less-shadowy, lower contrast light. Try that. Try mirrors to reflect more light onto the subject.
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Same :<

The flash brings out the metallic which is nice but it's not the color I'm trying to capture.
at least I am not the only one. XD

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The more light you can get on the subject, the faster shutter speed you can use, which means less motion blur. More light ... MORE light for sharper pictures.

Diffusion is a time-honored way of getting a gentler, less-shadowy, lower contrast light. Try that. Try mirrors to reflect more light onto the subject.
Oooh good idea with the mirrors. I don't want to take my bettas out of their homes to do photo shoots. my room is only bright enough when the sun sets and the lights in my room are too dim. I might add more light with my LEDs and add in the mirrors for more light. =)
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I'm looking for a camera with manually adjustable shutter speed but it seems like only DSLR camera are like that. And they're generally WAY out of my price range ^_^

Is it a good idea to shine light directly onto the tank from another source, like a desk lamp or something? Will that help? I love taking pictures of my fish but they like to be difficult and some of my tanks have crappy light D:
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It's fun to experiment with lighting. Different angles, top, back, side (especially side). Different color temperature (Kelvin). Mid-daylight and most plant lights are 6500K.

Most cameras have at least shutter-priority (TV) and aperture-priority (AV) settings, even cheap ones these days. You don't need a DSLR. In fact, modern view-screen cameras are easier to handle and more flexible, in my opinion.
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Not mine or not that I've found when I went through the settings. It only lets me pick from various "scenes". But at least it has a setting for food. I mean.. where would I be without that
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