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joeybemate
09/20/2017, 07:07 PM
I just want to take a decent picture with my iPhone that doesn't end up just being completely saturated with blue and looking horrible. What sort of filters should I use? Is there a good app for this? Thanks!

Optionman
09/20/2017, 09:20 PM
Camera stores sell cheap plastic colored filters in sheets. I shoot thru an orange colored sheet. Here are some iPhone shots:
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jd371
09/21/2017, 09:52 AM
Yep, I'm using an orange filter as well. I also have an app called Camera+ that has a lot of adjustments that help, but it's the filter that really does it.
https://i.imgur.com/7Fmr16km.jpg https://i.imgur.com/knWSlDGm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tcTXkchm.jpg

Breadman03
09/21/2017, 03:15 PM
I've had pretty decent results from ProCamera on my iPhone.

Webmanny
10/03/2017, 01:06 PM
+ 1 on the filters. Check out the trick below.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24127806#post24127806

d0ughb0y
10/03/2017, 01:24 PM
if you don't have a filter, you can press the phone flat against your tank and zoom in to the coral then take the picture.

nemosworld
10/08/2017, 02:07 PM
if you have LED's that can be controlled, turn down the blues.
I currently have my Hydra 26 HD settings set to a color I like and it allows me to take Iphone pics with no issues.

LA_Mixed_Reef
10/16/2017, 03:18 PM
good topic to pay attention to.

bayarea49
11/13/2017, 05:50 PM
You can switch to a s8 and have great photos lol


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mikenh77
11/13/2017, 07:15 PM
You can switch to a s8 and have great photos lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ProI have an s8 and am having a hard time. What settings do you use? I found turning to 10000k helps most

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seahostler
11/13/2017, 09:57 PM
I'm not trying to plug my own stuff here, but there's an app for that "Aquarium Camera" iPhone/iPad only at the moment but working on Android.

Brieninsac
11/13/2017, 10:01 PM
I️ turn the whites on and use an orange filter.

bayarea49
11/13/2017, 10:15 PM
I have an s8 and am having a hard time. What settings do you use? I found turning to 10000k helps most

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Use manual focus, set it to 10000k, and 50+-


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asonitez
11/14/2017, 08:51 AM
I'm not trying to plug my own stuff here, but there's an app for that "Aquarium Camera" iPhone/iPad only at the moment but working on Android.

make it free and ad supported it would probably take off well.

Henryatkinson
11/29/2017, 01:02 AM
I don't think you need any other application when you have an iPhone. just focus well and you can use many filters like chrome in ios 10 version and in ios 11 version there are much more filters available.