Taking photos of tank without a flash

hartz

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Hi,

I'm having trouble taking good photos of my tank. I do not want to turn the camera flash on for fear that it may harm the fishes eyes - they can't exactly complain if they get eye damage.

I'm sure one or two flashes will not harm them much, but for me it is almost a matter of principle! Harming the fish a little is just as bad as harming them a lot!

The light in the tank is too low to get a good picture without the use of a flash. So I'm basically buggered!

Any suggestions?

P.S. My tank is Freshwater and some of my fish, particularly the Peter's Elephant Nose, doesn't like bright light.
 

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Hartz,

My guess is that your fish will think nothing more of it than it's lighting and time to spawn. ;)
 

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Harts: if your tank is lit well then your camera shouldn't need a flash. I notice when I use a flash is bleaches out all my colour. When I take photos o my tank I always turn the flash off.
 

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hartz - i agree with galibore on the lightning -

also you could have a person stand with a flash light pointing at the fish - i have one of those 2 million candle power things and my wife becomes the stand - get some good colors that way.

also your camera could have a low light setting - find it and use it
 

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I might be wrong here, but if your camera can adjust its ISO setting, Set it to ISO 800. The photo might be a bit grainy but i think it will work in the low light situation. No need for a Flash then
 

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