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sparker1663
10/04/2017, 04:46 PM
Hi all,

I've been popping together a series of videos aimed at reef keepers learning the ropes with DSLR cameras and how to get started with some basic tips/settings/steps. I'm producing a video or two a week and have done three so far. Would appreciate your feedback so far!

Reef DSLR Photography series, video 1 - choosing equipment (https://youtu.be/gAZ5QmlBx3E)

Reef DSLR Photography series, video 2 - Camera Settings (https://youtu.be/zNEFUPOj-3k)

Reef DSLR Photography series, Video 3 - Full Tank Shots (https://youtu.be/G9DONMPMdT8)

Thanks!
Sam

MrsReefK
10/04/2017, 06:57 PM
These were very helpful for me, just getting into starting to take pics of my tank with the DSLR. Thank you for making these!


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sparker1663
10/04/2017, 07:08 PM
These were very helpful for me, just getting into starting to take pics of my tank with the DSLR. Thank you for making these!


Thanks for the feedback, glad they helped :wavehand:

Ron Reefman
10/05/2017, 07:16 AM
Sam, have you played with filters for use with the blue leds that make the colors pop?

ca1ore
10/05/2017, 08:30 AM
As a lousy/ignorant photographer - those were very helpful.

sparker1663
10/05/2017, 04:08 PM
Sam, have you played with filters for use with the blue leds that make the colors pop?


Hi Ron, I have played with filters, but to be honest I don't like the output they give. I much rather just adjust the color of the image in post processing or adjust the color of the light (where possible)

sparker1663
10/05/2017, 04:09 PM
As a lousy/ignorant photographer - those were very helpful.

Thanks for the feedback! I'm certainly no expert, but I hope that plays as a strength as I hopefully won't talk in technical photographer terminology :debi:

sparker1663
10/07/2017, 11:12 PM
Video 4 is live!

Reef DSLR Photography series, Video 4 - Top Down Macros
Video four in the series, covers how to perform top down macro shots. Covers the basics like ensuring you have safe access to the top of your tank, right the way through to which settings to use and lens selection
https://youtu.be/H1-BqEB3ZZw

Slats
10/07/2017, 11:59 PM
Thanks for these Sam! I've been looking at purchasing a DSLR too!

rtparty
10/08/2017, 01:22 AM
Can't wait to check these out tomorrow when I get a chance! Just got a DSLR not too long ago and am waiting for the tank to stabilize out a little bit before taking pics

sparker1663
10/08/2017, 05:07 PM
Thanks for these Sam! I've been looking at purchasing a DSLR too!

Thanks mate! Yell out if you have any questions I can help with.

sparker1663
10/08/2017, 05:09 PM
Can't wait to check these out tomorrow when I get a chance! Just got a DSLR not too long ago and am waiting for the tank to stabilize out a little bit before taking pics

Now is the best time to get some shots so you can see how far you have come. This is one of my favorite pics for just that reason:
https://s25.postimg.org/o1uau35cf/IMG_7242.jpg

rtparty
10/08/2017, 05:13 PM
I've taken a few tank pics already and plan to take some more this week

sparker1663
10/08/2017, 09:47 PM
Video 5 is here and it's a big one!

Video five in the series, covers how to use the software Adobe Lightroom to get the absolute most from your reef tank pictures in post processing. Addresses how to fix white balance problems, adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, add vignetting, lens correction and even how to add a watermark to your shots.
Reef DSLR Photography series, Video 5 Post Processing in Adobe Lightroom (https://youtu.be/KU9wyTQBn7A)

soulpatch
10/09/2017, 09:23 AM
Sub for this so I can watch tonight when I get home.

I appreciate you taking the time to set this all up. My wife is the photographer but I cant get her to mess around my tank to save my life.

sparker1663
10/09/2017, 04:11 PM
thanks for the feedback, I hope you and your wife enjoy the series :)