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Snowgrrl83
11/17/2013, 05:29 AM
Yup, they do. I wont post them because they are outright bad. They are blue and i cant get the colors that i actually see in my tank. They are simetimes blurry and i can see waves. I dont have a good camera...just an iphone and an ipad...so can someone give me a few tips to lessen the blue effect?

Guss
11/17/2013, 05:34 AM
Change focus mode to macro and select a different light setting. My phone takes better pic on the fluorescent mode.

slyjosh
11/18/2013, 04:07 PM
Another options, depending on what lights you have (specifically LED's) would be to turn your blues down a bit. Otherwise, like Guss mentioned, you can play with the setting on your phone, or download a more feature rich photo app (I use Camera Awesome) that could help tone down the blue.

IslandCrow
11/22/2013, 10:00 AM
Also, don't forget the general rules for aquarium photography.

1) Make sure the aquarium glass is very, very clean.

2) Turn off all of your pumps, and allow everything to settle.

3) Turn off any other lights in the room. Also close all blinds, or preferrably wait until nighttime if you have any daylight seeping in (and you probably will if there are any windows around).

4) Shoot perpendicular to the glass (i.e. not at an agle).

5) Shoot from a steady platform. Ideally, that's a tripod, but even with an iphone or ipad, you can use something like a stool or chair to steady your hands as you shoot.

I'm sure I'm missing a few, but you get the idea. This still won't get you breathtaking photos with an iphone, but you should be able to get acceptable results.