Photographing Bivalves

Bivalvia

What Good Shell Photos Should Have - Shell Only 4

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

  • top of the shell
  • underside of the Shell

If the shell is still attached, a photo of where it is attached also helps.
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 4

If you are photographing "mussel" type shells and the shell is slightly open, try and get a shot of the animal as well as where the two shells join.

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

Tweaking Photos 4

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 4

    Sources and Credits

    1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tangatawhenua
    2. (c) Lisa Bennett, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Lisa Bennett
    3. (c) Mariana Valentine, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Mariana Valentine
    4. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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    Photographing Shells