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SUPER amazing photos. PLEASE share some of your photography tips. Some of the best macro photos I have seen on here.

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SUPER amazing photos. PLEASE share some of your photography tips. Some of the best macro photos I have seen on here.

agreed! I tried breaking out the nice camera today but by the time I finished I just felt discouraged. Some pointers would be awesome:)

 

 

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Thanks, guys! I think the most important thing when it comes to taking photos of reef tanks is the White Balance; each camera is different so you'll have to open up the manual to figure out how to set the Custom White Balance (most point and shoot cameras do not have this feature). I currently do not have a macro lens, all of the photos posted here were taken with macro diopters; you can find a set on amazon/ebay for less than $20. For editing, I use instagram since they have very good adjustment tools (don't use the preset filters).

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It's time for a small upgrade! Nuvo fusion 10 ordered!!! Can anyone recommend a good skimmer for it? I saw that the tunze 9001 has really good reviews but not sure if it will fit.

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I finally had some time to set up the new tank! Loving the Nuvo tank! Also, a new lens! Finally broke down and spent some money on an actual macro lens (Samsung nx 600mm).

 

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Unfortunately the only skimmer that fits is the IM ghost desktop. You could run a mame or similar as well. Tank looks awesome!

 

 

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Love this build. I just set up another pico after being out the hobby 2 years. Looking forward to getting a shallow 60 cube here set up soon as well.

 

Keep up the gw and look forward to your progress with this build.

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I can honestly say...in my time on this forum. I have never seen such an amazing series of pictures. You do an outstanding job.

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I love the shot where the two mushrooms meet! Very unique photo.

 

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Sneak peak of this weekend's project! ???? Pics are completely unedited straight out of the camera (only cropping done); no on-camera enhancements either, just the custom WB. Really happy with the camera upgrade (Samsung nx300).

 

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How do you set your custom white balance? I always seem to struggle with that part....

 

 

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Each camera is slightly different; most point and shoot do not have the customs wb setting; if you have a dslr or similar interchangeable lens camera then it's under your wb setting. Consult your manual for direction to set it (easiest way for reef tanks is just to snap a full tank shot while in customs wb setting). For best color pop, turn down your white (almost to zero) and bump up the blues. Dial down the exposure a little bit so you don't get blown out highlights. I hope thats not too confusing.

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Each camera is slightly different; most point and shoot do not have the customs wb setting; if you have a dslr or similar interchangeable lens camera then it's under your wb setting. Consult your manual for direction to set it (easiest way for reef tanks is just to snap a full tank shot while in customs wb setting). For best color pop, turn down your white (almost to zero) and bump up the blues. Dial down the exposure a little bit so you don't get blown out highlights. I hope thats not too confusing.

No that helps, I've been doing nothing the custom white balance different so I'll give this way a try! Thanks again for the tips :) been asking a wide range of people to see what will work best for me, so I appreciate the feed back!

Awesome pictures also!

 

 

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Those Ricordea are amazing under those lights, I wish I could get my hands on some of those. And as you have been told, your camera work is exceptional. Keep up the good work.

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That fire maul is sick! Those green guys aren't king Midas though, KMs are bright yellow like these in my tank:

 

 

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meant to say......There, There are some JF Acid Reflux..

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