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DSLR/Mirrorless Camera Settings for Optimal Fish Photography (Some Point and Shoots Cams as well)

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Here is an article by Mr. Paul Van Allen, a training specialist working for Nikon, on how to take great pictures of fish.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/h0ndz3t8/how-to-take-great-photos-at-the-aquarium.html

I definitely recommend reading the article, but here are the salient points. Your settings should be:

- manual

- Auto ISO

- 1/125 sec

- f/5.6

- auto white balance

- no flash

Good luck, and happy picture taking. Here are some examples I hastily put together. :)

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:tantrum you Alex, just you :mad:

:rofl :rofl :icecream

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This is great! Thanks for posting :)

Great pictures of your fish!

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When I saw this, I thought that YOU were the Nikon training specialist! :o :O This is a great article! I'll still be a total fail, when it comes to taking pictures, but at least we all know that I try. :rofl

You take great photographs--do you have a Nikon?

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Thank you Alex! I will have to try this!

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That last pic is wonderful!!!

I really should stop taking pics with my iPhone camera and bust out the Nikon. :rofl2

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I think it's really ironic that the settings suggested are what I already use!! :rofl :rofl your pics are great :)

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:tantrum you Alex, just you :mad:

:rofl :rofl :icecream

Ha! Your pictures are still super! :P:rofl

This is great! Thanks for posting :)

Great pictures of your fish!

Thank you! :)

When I saw this, I thought that YOU were the Nikon training specialist! :o :o This is a great article! I'll still be a total fail, when it comes to taking pictures, but at least we all know that I try. :rofl

You take great photographs--do you have a Nikon?

Thank you. I do have a Nikon (D3200). :)

Thank you Alex! I will have to try this!

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You should. We more pics from you! :rofl:D

That last pic is wonderful!!!

I really should stop taking pics with my iPhone camera and bust out the Nikon. :rofl2

Thank you! And, yes, you should! :rofl

I think it's really ironic that the settings suggested are what I already use!! :rofl :rofl your pics are great :)

Thank you!

I was getting toward the same settings on my own as well, but it's nice to read confirmations like speeds faster than 1/125s isn't going to do anything more for the pic. :D

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WOW! just wow I love them all...

my next camera will be a better one ;) although I am happy with this one as it was better than the last one ;0 lol

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WOW! just wow I love them all...

my next camera will be a better one ;) although I am happy with this one as it was better than the last one ;0 lol

Go for a DSLR or a mirrorless. You can do a lot more with them, and their prices have gone down quite low. :)

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I'm not at all surprised at how beautiful your fish are :heart This is a good article. I was looking up the dslr cameras on best buys website and they are kinda out of my price range where would you recommend getting them at?

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I'm not at all surprised at how beautiful your fish are :heart This is a good article. I was looking up the dslr cameras on best buys website and they are kinda out of my price range where would you recommend getting them at?

Look on Amazon and eBay, Sherry.

You might want to check out the Nikon D3100. It should be at a very good price right now. :)

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Your fish are beautiful Alex. You took awesome photo's of them. :)

Thanks for posting the article. That was neat.

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Your fish are beautiful Alex. You took awesome photo's of them. :)

Thanks for posting the article. That was neat.

You're welcome, Cheryl! I hope it can be of use to you at some point! :)

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Wish I had an SLR. But the new is not even off the crappy one I have now. lol

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Wish I had an SLR. But the new is not even off the crappy one I have now. lol

Can you set your camera to manual?

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I believe on my camera it is called program.

Guess I could the artificial cause I have no clue what.

- 1/125 sec

- f/5.6

Or how to set them. lol

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What camera is it? Let me do some digging.

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Canon powershot SX40HS

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Canon powershot SX40HS

Hi Hidr,

Your camera can set at manual, and I would definitely try it. Here's the instruction manual

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300005730/01/pssx40hs-cug-c-en-web.pdf

On page 104, there are instructions on how to change the shutter speed and the aperture value. Make sure to set it to 1/125 and f/5.6, respectively.

I am going to see if I can do this on my point and shoot as well! :)

I hope this helps.

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Wow thank you for finding that. Now i have a lot of reading to do. lol

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You're welcome! Your camera is very good. :)

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Me next, please?!

I have a Kodak EasyShare Z981. Make it so easy that an infant could do it. :rofl

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Very interesting :o thanks for posting this! I'm going to give it a try.

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