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Littlebigaj
03-09-2010, 03:06 PM
Does anyone know the technique for getting a full side shot of a long tank with a DSLR camera?

This is the best I could get after many many tries. What do you think I'm doing wrong?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/littlebigaj/sideshot.jpg

MegaBite
03-09-2010, 04:15 PM
Increase your aperture on the camera. The smaller the number (example f2.8 ) the wider the lens is open and only a smaller area of the picture will be in focus. It's tricky becuase the larger the number, the slower the shutter speed and the easier it is to get a blury picture.

Play with your seetings some. Set your aperture around 12 - 13 to start and work your way up or down from there. Use a tripod if you have one.

Littlebigaj
03-09-2010, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the tips, Im going to give it another whirl tommorrow.

Michael
03-09-2010, 09:26 PM
Here's good example of what happens with different apertures

http://www.sjcontent.com/sj/images/topics/502_2.jpg

http://www.sjcontent.com/sj/images/topics/502_3.jpg

Anative
03-09-2010, 11:32 PM
It also helps to turn off all the pumps and powerheads.

Littlebigaj
03-11-2010, 07:40 AM
I've been trying with the circulation on, perhaps I need to try it that way.

Thanks!

smithshn
07-13-2010, 01:42 PM
I have never see this type of photographs. First time I have see this rarely snap photograph. It looks fabulous.

MitchReef
07-13-2010, 06:07 PM
Actually, it's a higher aperture number. You want the highest F-Stop your camera will do. That gives the maximum depth of field.