The Clearest Macro Time Lapse Video of Growing Acropora

Time lapse and macro videos are one of the best tools we have to shine a light on coral ‘behavior’. Since corals don’t move like other animals, and their reactions to the environment are a very different time scale from…

Marine Aquarium Photography: The Basics of Exposure

At its core, the reef aquarium hobby is a pursuit of aesthetics. We seek out visually appealing fish and corals and look for inspiration in other aquarists’ tanks. More and more reef hobbyists want to share their hobby with others…

Trio of eye candy coral videos focus on fluorescence, macros and time lapse

If any animal is more worthy of closer scrutiny using macro video, time lapse, and fluorescence exposure, than corals, we don’t know what that creature is. Long time readers of Reef Builders will be familiar with the semi-regular sharing of…

Coral Eye Candy, Vol. 1

For the first installment of Coral Eye Candy, we bring to you some absolutely stunning macro and extreme macro photos. In addition, you’ll find brief care requirements if you’re interested in keeping anything shown below in your reef aquarium. Enjoy!…

How to: Take Extreme Macro Coral Photos

Much of what we do revolves around our ability to take nice looking photos and videos. Every now and again, we are lucky enough to pick up a new piece of equipment that allows us to shoot from a truly…

The Mesoscope 2 makes it easy to take photos using only a smartphone

You’ll have to forgive us if instead of rushing into a hands-on and review of the Mesoscope 2 we dived right in and started playing with it. We’ll get into its much improved usability, ergonomics, function and compatibility with USB…

From the Archive: Cnidarian Lifeforms, another masterpiece from the creator of Montipora Movie

The following was first published just a little over a year ago. We think you’ll agree is deserves another go around. [vimeo width=”670″ height=”502″]http://vimeo.com/6079680[/vimeo] Cnidarian Lifeforms is another film by Ben Wiggins, creator of the Montipora Movie. We can’t give…