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te__te 30-11-2011 09:39 PM

How to photo shoot without reflection?
 
Wanting to posts some pics and photos in AF. However, always having this reflection problem which is really annoying. Can i have some tips on how to prevent this problem?

allim 30-11-2011 10:02 PM

Hi, if you are using a DSLR, you may try the following below:

1. Try and go as close to the tank as possible as your lens focusing distance allow, say within 10cm of the glass, you may not get reflection of the flash.
2. Alternatively, you can set up a remote flash pointing down from the top of the tank.
3. Use a bounce flash (i.e., the flash pointing away from the tank, say bouncing off the wall). You need to perform trial and error on this until you eliminate the reflections and areas that are under or overexposed in your photo.

Hope this helps!

marshy 30-11-2011 10:11 PM

Easiest flashless way to shoot...
1. Have strong tank lights
2. Clean tank glass
3. Turn off all house lights so only light source is the tank light.

Confirm no reflection.

boxedfish 30-11-2011 11:29 PM

or set the camera on timer. stay away from your camera with room lights turned off. this way, u will minimise reflection also

scottelfy 30-11-2011 11:40 PM

theres a polarizing filter you can try on your lenses

marshy 30-11-2011 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottelfy (Post 8755725)
theres a polarizing filter you can try on your lenses

Polarizing filter only removes certain amount of reflection and not a fullproof method.

Try out my steps. As long there's no ambient lights and only tank lights, sure no reflection.

Occellatus 01-12-2011 12:14 AM

Reflections aside, I find that shooting with a prime lens is great too.

Turn on all tank lights, off all other lights, set A to highest (smallest F number) and snap. Trial and error till you get the desired outcome.

I'm not sure if Im doing the correct thing but I find that it produces desirable photos if done correctly.

boxedfish 01-12-2011 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Occellatus (Post 8755773)
Reflections aside, I find that shooting with a prime lens is great too.

Turn on all tank lights, off all other lights, set A to highest (smallest F number) and snap. Trial and error till you get the desired outcome.

I'm not sure if Im doing the correct thing but I find that it produces desirable photos if done correctly.

smallest F number will not have most of the tank in focus rite? I'll go for F11 at least if situation permits..

Occellatus 01-12-2011 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boxedfish (Post 8755786)
smallest F number will not have most of the tank in focus rite? I'll go for F11 at least if situation permits..

I use manual focus.....a bit hard but once u get a feel of it, its pretty easy.

marshy 01-12-2011 12:26 AM

F11 is overkill.... Do you have Metal Halide Lamps for your tanks to be bright enough for F11? :)


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