“Beginner’s Guide to Photographing Your Fish”
Zenin Skomorowski – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
I have been in the tropical fish keeping hobby on and off since I was 12 years old. In 2002, I stepped up my involvement in the hobby by joining the Kitchener-Waterloo Aquarium Society. Within 2 years, I went from one 15 gallon aquarium to nine aquariums, ranging up to three 50 gallon and a 100 gallon aquarium. I keep a wide variety of fish such as cichlids from Africa and the Americas, along with rainbowfish, tetras, barbs, goodeids, livebearers, plecos, cories, synodontis catfish and 12 species of loaches.
I share photos of my fish on forums and on Facebook as well as in articles for our KWAS Fins and Tales club newsletter. I have attended the annual Ohio Cichlid Extravaganza as well as CAOAC conventions for more than 10 years, always sharing my event photos. In 2017, I attended the ACA convention in Detroit Michigan where my photos were used in the awards presentation as well as being published in the ACA magazine. In 2018 and 2019, I attended the Keystone Clash in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. I enter photos in every convention that I attend, including virtual ones like the OCA 2020 and NEC 2021.
My talk on ‘Beginner’s Guide to Photographing your fish’ will cover some technical aspects, cameras, lighting as well as how to get quality photographs of your aquarium fish.