A&P Any tips for macros threw glass? *pic*

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  1. pbw

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    Maybe the glass is just dirty/cheap, unknown I'm going to clean it and try again.
     
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    that's some serious purple fringe
     
  3. pbw

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    Yes, I think the 10k lights do it from the tank.
     
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    Use a flash.

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    2nd try......


    If i use a flash I get a reflection off the tank glass.
     
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    Is that as close as you can get? Are you zoomed in?

    Don't be perpendicular with the glass when using the flash.
     
  7. pbw

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    on the 2nd pic i didnt pay much attention to zooming was working more with lighting.


    :rant2: the lil hermit crab just walked away so i'll have to wait.
     
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    adjust the white balance in the camera for the temp of the lights if you are using digital.

    use a circ polarizer
     
  9. Jcolman

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    Get yourself a cheap $25 flash and a 3' flash cord. Place the flash on one end of the tank. Put a white piece of poster board on the other end of the tank. Put your camera lens as close to the glass as you can. When you shoot the pic, the flash will fire with the light coming from the side as opposed to the front. The white cardboard will act as a "fill light" and bounce light back into the tank. I think you'll like the results. It also helps to clean the tank glass before shooting.

    Another alternative is to place the flash above the tank, and put a small white piece of cardboard under your lens or just off the side of your camera so that it bounces the light back into the shot.

    Using white bounce cards is like having two light sources. The bounce card will also soften the shadows created by a strobe when used off to one side of the camera.
     
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    You need a polarizer filter to get rid of reflections, such as with a pond or, taking a picture of the interior of a car with its' windows up.
     
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    really? I have a polarized filter that I have not used much. So I can point it right at glass and there'll be no glare if I use the flash??!
     
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    I have a question.. what are macros?
     
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    No, You'll still have glare unless your lens is right on the glass. Polarizer filters work fine to cut glare on glass if your camera is not touching the glass however it will not prevent flash glare altogether.
     
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    Macros are special lenses that enable you to shoot extreme close up photos. You can also shoot close up shots with glass diaopters that you can buy from any camera store. These simply screw onto the front of your normal lens. The beauty of a macro lens is that you can use the same lens for normal photography as well as close up work.
     
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    ah I see. How do you put new lenses in? I have a 5MP Sony CyberShot DSC-P92, and it's new to me so I don't know all of the things I can do with it yet, but macros sound awsome :)
     
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    I'm not familier with your camera, but I suspect that it does not have interchangable lenses. Most 35mm cameras utilize interchangable lenses as do the more expensive digital cameras. You may be able to attach screw on diopters for close up work. Look at the front of your lens. If it has screw threads, you can attach filters or diopters.
     
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    :dunno: make sure the galss is clean as hell and not scratched
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