Photo Credit Joe Princeton from JP’s Guide Service
1. Hold the fish horizontal never vertical. Do not squeeze the fish.
2. Never put your fingers in the gills.
3. If your license or state allows you to keep a hatchery fish for consumption that’s your right and business. But Blood turns many people off and so does shots of stringer’s or ropes hanging from the fish’s mouth. Why would you want to detract from the beauty of the fish?
4. Keep fish in the net or in the water for a quick photo if releasing fish. In some states, the fish must stay in the water. Check your regulations and laws. The longer any fish is out of the water the more damage to the fish.
5. Always use a flash to eliminate shadows. The extra light makes the fish and the angler pop and also show up better.
6. Have your buddy help you position the fish and make it look better to his or her eye. They can see what you can’t see, communication is important.
7. Try experimenting with different shot angles. Some angles will turn out much better than others. You will be happy you did try other shots. Take lots of photos with today’s technology you can take hundreds of shots in a day and edit or delete the ones that didn’t turn out.
8. If extending the fish to make it look bigger, keep in mind this is frowned upon by most. Instead, fill the camera lens if that’s the shot you’re after. Focus on the eyeball of the fish. This will give you a great shot every time.
9. Always take some scenery shots. Tell your story with your photos your friends and family will appreciate it more. Let’s not forget we visit some beautiful places to fish.
10. Always keep your camera dry and ready to capture that moment. If weather allows.
These tips are just my opinion and I’m no way an expert or a professional photographer. But I have taken over 5,000 photographs of fish. Hopefully you will find some of these tips useful on your next fishing trip. Enjoy the day and the fishing and don’t forget to share with all of us. Everyone likes looking at Fish Porn. PLEASE PRACTICE CPR. Catch, Photo and Release.
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