Photographing Gastropods

Gastropoda

What Good Shell Photos Should Have - Shell Only 6

If you are photographing "snail" type shells that do not have the animal in them, try and take photos of the following as seen in the first three photos above

  • top of the shell
  • bottom of the Shell
  • opening of the shell

It is also helpful to have a measurement - even a finger in the photo will help.

What Good Shell Photos Should Have - Shell With Live Animal 6

If you are photographing "snail" type shells that have the live animal try and get some of the animal as the colour can help with ID. The forth photo above is Bulla vernicosa and the last photo is Bulla quoyii

It is also helpful to have a measurement - even a finger in the photo will help.

Tweaking Photos 6

Check out the General Guide for Tweaking Photos for tips on how to:

  • Sharpen photos
  • Lighten photos
  • Fix washed out photos
  • Crop Photos

    Other Photo Guides 6

    Sources and Credits

    1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5486150
    2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5486153
    3. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5486161
    4. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5486148
    5. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5486146
    6. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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