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#1 UglyJeep

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  • Tucson, AZ

Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:23 PM

I don't know if this has been posted before, but I stumbled across this presentation which is an extremely thorough overview of  the photography of fish specimens. - "Photography basics and setting up a 2D imaging station", John P. Sullivan, iDigBio Vertebrate Digitization Workshop, Berkeley, CA, April 4-6, 2016.


PDF of the Powerpoint available here and the recording here (requires Adobe Connect, starts @ 0:32:16 and ends at 1:15:00)


The following presentation looks useful as well - "2D Image Processing Software", Andrew Williston


I have been searching for something similar for some time now as I'm trying to figure out the ins and outs of specimen photography.


I'm excited about finding it and I figured others here would appreciate it as well.




- Alton Livingstone

Oregon State Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduate student

#2 Akpinion

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

Thanks, this is great

#3 Redfin

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:34 AM

This is an awesome resource for fish photography.  Thanks for sharing it.


When I first started taking pictures of fish I found I had more trouble taking pictures of the fish in the aquarium because they were moving so much.  Here's a link to a helpful video I found recently on that subject:   https://youtu.be/N8KUxjxNQ1A


Both types of photography come with unique challenges but are both really rewarding when you get a great picture.

#4 Ken Kilby

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

Is there any kind of camera you can buy these days, for $100 or less, that is better than an iPhone?  I have a very old phone (possibly the oldest iPhone still in use : )) and don't really want to upgrade until I have to.  My pre iPhone digital camera is not even as good as that.  A casual look around makes me think that the new phones have gutted the market for simple cameras.

#5 Irate Mormon

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:41 AM

The nice thing about NANFA is that you can talk to the premiere fish photographer in the world (Isaac Szabo) and get answers to these things. 

-The member currently known as Irate Mormon

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