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Shooting photos of the fish and other creatures inside an aquarium – some tips and techniques

Tip 681 (Have patience, wait for the fish to reach where you want): If you are looking for a shot of a specific scene inside a aquarium, say where the fish swims through a small tunnel, then set your camera to be ready to take a shot and wait. It is hard for you to guide the fish to where you want it to go.

Tip 682 (Use Macro mode): When trying to get some close up photos of objects inside an aquarium, use the macro mode; with a helping steady hand, you can get some good photos.

Tip 683 (Be careful about the thick glass): An aquarium can have some pretty thick glass, which can distort the photos and lead to some light reflection. Select the angles that you want to use based on getting a minimum reflection and distortion from the photo.

Tip 684 (Use as much lighting as possible inside the aquarium): If an aquarium has lighting inside, use those instead of using the flash attached to the camera.

Tip 685 (Use software to adjust the colors): If you find that the blue inside an aquarium in the photo is getting too blue like, using photo-editing software such as Photoshop to tone down the colors can improve your photos.

Book: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera

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