shooting fast moving object


dnsfpl

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trying to take some nice fishy pix using s95

current setting: Tv mode, Shutter 1/250, ISO auto but default max at 800

i feel the focus is not "there", any tips/settings/technique to share?

thanks in advance

sample pix, crop & resize
 

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snowc

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Is there a way to set the AF focusing point for your camera?
One method i can think of is to set a single center focus point. Aim the point at the eye of your fish if possible and shoot.

Btw, imho your sample fishy photo look reasonable sharp after crop & resize.
 

iandao

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lol u settled for s95 after all...tot u wanted to wait for G13~

trying to take some nice fishy pix using s95

current setting: Tv mode, Shutter 1/250, ISO auto but default max at 800

i feel the focus is not "there", any tips/settings/technique to share?

thanks in advance

sample pix, crop & resize
 

dnsfpl

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i never see the display when shooting the fish
shoot when the fish swims into the "target" area
hoping to capture the whole fish
i wish the focus is on its head and not on the tail


the offer is too good to resist, that is why i grab the s95 haha
 

MrMooMoo

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dnsfpl said:
trying to take some nice fishy pix using s95

current setting: Tv mode, Shutter 1/250, ISO auto but default max at 800

i feel the focus is not "there", any tips/settings/technique to share?

thanks in advance

sample pix, crop & resize
Aquarium lighting is usually not sufficient to take good detail picture of the fishes even with high iso especially consumer camera and that may be the reason for shake. You will need to find ways to lit up the tank from the top and from the sides, flash or other lighting source. I supposed u can google for answer.
 

Schmike

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Need better lighting and seems like the tank is not clean.
 

dnsfpl

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the front panel has some green spot algae &
moving particles as im not using any filter wool nor socks

will move the lights to the front when shooting
hope the results turn out better

thanks for the tips
 

Schmike

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That's the problem with a overloaded tank.

Try taking at night with the room lights off and only having the tank lights. That's how I started in the past without any flash.
 

dnsfpl

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will try...thanks for sharing

happy new year :)
 

kor69

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:p oops. Newbie here always use auto-sports setting. I must learn more.
Thanks for info
 

IsenGrim

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I think quite hard.... Coz if you're shooting at the long end + bad lighting = big aperture = thin DOF = blur images.
With a consumer cam, I think your best bet is:
1) Have so much light such that you can shoot at: f11 + 1/500s (at whichever ISO)
2) Shoot at the wide end so you will have more DOF.
3) Take all sharp shots of the tank, then crop as needed.
4) artificially gaussian blur out the bg if you really die die want bokeh
 

dnsfpl

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thanks for sharing
manage to get a sharper pix
still got a lot to learn

setting: F/2 , Shutter 1/125, ISO 640, Exposure +2
 

dnsfpl

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thanks to the tips, i manage to get better shots, by moving the lighting nearer to front


cheers
 

Schmike

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Looks better now but the white areas looks over exposed. Fishes like this with high contrasting colors is not easy to shoot.
 

dnsfpl

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any tips to rectify this over exposed issue?

btw im not using any filter wool nor sock in my tank
that is why i have a lot of white flowing particles(detritus)

thanks and cheers
 

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Schmike

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I will set different exposure on my 2-3 flash for such situations. For your case, I think PS is the only way.

Those particles are due to filtration. Can remove them in PS.
 

dnsfpl

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i didnt use flash for my shots

will learn to ps my future pix

thanks for the tips
 

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