This week’s tech tip comes in the area of fish photography. There are lots of do’s and don’ts of taking photos of anglers with fish to make your photo album much more professional looking and your cherished memories look as good as they do you experienced them. First off, make sure the angler has the sun in his or her face and the photographer has it to his back. Pull up caps so you can see the eyes. If the light conditions are low use a fill flash. Wipe away as much blood as you can from the fish and make sure and hold the fish out a little toward the camera. Fish usually look small in photos because anglers are holding them too close to their body. You don’t have to get vulgar with it but holding it away from you will help.
Also, make sure and shoot from different anglers. In this photo you see me shooting a photo of Mark Davis of Big Water Adventures on The Outdoors Channel in Lower Laguna Madre from the water. I wanted to get a shot of him releasing this beautiful 30-inch trout from the water itself.
I also had someone photograph me in the water shooting from this angle so I could illustrate this point. A final point is to avoid showing vehicles, buildings, etc, in the background. Shot of nature look better with few signs of humanity included.