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Old 08-03-2013, 12:54 AM   #1 
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Photo taking techniques?

I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets soooo frustrated trying to take a picture of my Bettas! My silly fish will never stay still. The only camera I own is on my ipad mini, with no flash. So not only is it clunky to hold in position, but every time I try to snap a picture, my fish zooms off!

(I do own a camera...but I don't know how to use it.... )

I got some new fish that I wanna show off...but they are uncooperative!

So lets share some photography techniques! How do you get your Betta to stay still long enough for a good picture?
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:05 AM   #2 
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What kind of camera do you have? I'm sure I (or someone else) could help you out.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:09 AM   #3 
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I don't use flash... I just use bright, room light. lol

I just use my phone, (boooooring) and I have to say, some of my pictures are *quite* nice. ^.^ To try to get the betta still, you'll want to take a shot when it goes up for air or it chews it's food. Sometimes I just have those lucky moments.

It's all about luck, light, and timing.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #4 
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I use my DSi camera.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #5 
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You can feed the fish a pellet and that will hold them still for a couple more seconds but my most preferred technique is just to take about 200 pictures lol. Not all of the same fish though, normally I take roughly 10-20 of each fish that I want and get about 2-4 good pictures from that. Patience is really what it's about.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #6 
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Does the iPad have a "burst" mode? That's where you take like 10 pics in a row really fast.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:41 PM   #7 
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I think I'd have to download a camera app for that, because the built in one doesn't seem to have any settings except a grid.
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