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DSLR vs Camera phone.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:54 pm

I am using DSLR from April, 2014 and still in learning phase. I clicked following two photographs by Canon 500D camera and Samsung Grand2 phone. Both the photographs are unprocessed and changed only size. Result of Samsung Grand2 is more effective. How can I click bright photographs like as phone.

Photo taken by Canon 500D

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Photograph Properties

Mode: Manual
White Balance: Florescent
ISO: 400

Photo taken by Samsung Grand2

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Please suggest me the best way to take good photographs of aquascape.
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Re: DSLR vs Camera phone.

Unread postby rajivzee » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:55 pm

By clicking more pictures:-) The camera is capable, you need to invest your time to learn it. or you're better off with Good Point & shoot.
It seems you need to increase the exposure in above image, anyway this can be easily manage in post production, as DSLR image will be having plenty of details.
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Unread postby GauravSingh » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:51 pm

The main reason for the difference in exposure is the Aperture Value. The aperture used in canon is 10 whereas it is 2.4 in the Samsung pic. You could have used a lower F-Stop (aperture) to get a brighter picture.

It would be wise to invest in a flash and nice tripod if you want to take good pictures of your aquarium.

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Unread postby rajivzee » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:02 am

Tripod yes, but flash for aquarium photography?


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Re: DSLR vs Camera phone.

Unread postby hamza » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:13 am

rajivzee wrote:Tripod yes, but flash for aquarium photography?


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You are doubting the pro here.

Basically the thing is you need lots of light to get crisp shot of everything in a FTS. The most effective way of doing it is by using a couple of flashes over the tank that burst out light equivalent to thousands of watts of aquarium lighting within a fraction of a second, enabling faster shutter(to freeze moving fish) and smaller aperture(to focus on every detail front to back).

All the amazing crisp pictures you see online, on international forums, contests, etc are all shot by same technique.

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Unread postby KarthikC » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:59 am

Yes, I agree too. Flash will give you a good lighting. Provided, as Hamza said, if you use it above the tank. If you try to use the flash from the front, it would cause glare. Also, flash, if used well, can get you good details of your aquarium inmates.

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Re: DSLR vs Camera phone.

Unread postby rajivzee » Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:57 pm

hamza wrote:
rajivzee wrote:Tripod yes, but flash for aquarium photography?


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You are doubting the pro here.

Basically the thing is you need lots of light to get crisp shot of everything in a FTS. The most effective way of doing it is by using a couple of flashes over the tank that burst out light equivalent to thousands of watts of aquarium lighting within a fraction of a second, enabling faster shutter(to freeze moving fish) and smaller aperture(to focus on every detail front to back).

All the amazing crisp pictures you see online, on international forums, contests, etc are all shot by same technique.


I'm not doubting anyone, just curious. I was imagining the flash will be fired from the front. Thanks for the explanation.
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:28 pm

I am already using Tripod. What if you use more powerful light just for photography time? Then I need flash or not?
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Unread postby sushant » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:55 pm

To get a vivid picture you should limit the light enter the camera from any other source especially from the fixture as they affect the white balance making the picture dull. Covering the tank so that no light seeps through from above the surface will make a huge difference.
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Re: DSLR vs Camera phone.

Unread postby rajivzee » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:02 pm

SCORPIO wrote:I am already using Tripod. What if you use more powerful light just for photography time? Then I need flash or not?


Did you tried the suggestion - The aperture used in canon is 10 whereas it is 2.4 in the Samsung pic.

Check this out basic information, but helpful
http://www.exposureguide.com/photography-basics.htm
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