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Old 02-23-2006, 01:20 PM   #41
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Here's a nice photo taken top down. The way to get to look like it's in the water is with the use of a mask to take the photo. A good tip if you don't have a mask to place around your lens you can use a glass container that has a flat bottom.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:21 PM   #42
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Let me know how that comes out.

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Thanks for the tips, I will give a try tonight and post the results.

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Here's a nice photo taken top down. The way to get to look like it's in the water is with the use of a mask to take the photo. A good tip if you don't have a mask to place around your lens you can use a glass container that has a flat bottom.
Excellent tip.
Nice acro, too!
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Well here is the test shot of the 6.6....I left the camers set on "P"

I think it is much better, but I am trying for that crisp look.....

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Do you have photoshop? If so then the unsharp mask tool helps to make your images more crisp.
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Here is an example of the unsharp mask -
Edit - The second is your original image the first is the sharpened image.
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Are you using a tripod?
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I see what you mean.....

too bad I don't have photoshop.

I do have a couple of pretty good photo edit software programs.....

I will give them a try!
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yes on the tripod and auto release.
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What photo editor are you using? Other programs likely have this same function built in.
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Here is the type of shot I am trying to get. This is a picture of Mike Guerrero's pico tank.....

Mike, asked me to be sure and mention, this picture is not for reproduction....thank you.


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I am using ArcSoft PhotoStudio and Paint Shop Pro Studio

I mostly have been using the ArcSoft
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I think part of the reason is that with a smaller tank you can get much closer with the camera and still get a full tank shot where as your tank is much longer requiring the camera to be positioned further away in order to get the full tank in the shot.

I have paint shop pro 7.
Try using "Effects->Sharpen->Sharpen More" and see if that helps any.
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OK....thanks!!!

I will keep trying till I get it

even if it's by accident!!!
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Edit - The second is your original image the first is the sharpened image.

The Beauty of Photoshop and the digitall darkroom...
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OK....thanks!!!

I will keep trying till I get it

even if it's by accident!!!


What resolution are you shooting at? And how are you saving your files? That photo is fairly well focued but it looks like the resolution was fairly low when the photo was taken. Try shooting at the highest resolution.
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No, no macro mode im gonna pull out the manual

Hey Salazar this is what I found regarding your camera. "The macro setting allows users to capture images of items only 4 inches away from the lens. In addition, AVI movies can be captured at a rate of 10 frames per second with sound. " Taken from http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_...fuji_a350.html

It's going to be under your menu/ok button... that will allow you to set the macro mode I believe. Let me know how if it works out. Otherwise I'll get ahold of one and find out exactly.
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Thanks for doing the research D12!
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