Game fish and Sportsfishing Photographs
Monday August 21, 2017
Photographing your catch is one of the pleasures of sport fishermen. You get to brag about the catch and show proof of your day's rewards on film or now-days you can have a digital photograph too.
"Lagooner Fishing Guides are proud to display quality photographs of customer's their catches on the lagoons and waterways around Central Florida and often the world. We've set the standard several years ago and now other charter boat captains seem to be catching on." Explains Captain Gina about the Lagooner website. "We even provide photographs and have provided custom photo albums for many of our customers too."
Fishing Photography's Never Been So Fun
It's always fun to bring home a photograph of that trophy fish or great catch on a stringer that you caught while fishing in Florida. During any fishing excursion you'd better bring a camera to record the day's events and if you go with Lagooner Fishing Guides, more often than not you'll be recording a great catch whether it's that monster fish or bucket loads of quality fish for tablefare. Marinas often have a "Catch Board" or "Kill Board" to showcase charter fishing catches before they hit the cleaning table. It's become so popular now to catch and release fish that anglers now just bring a camera, weighing scale and/or tape measure so they can get a mount from the taxidermist. A quality photograph during the heat of the moment is always better than a dead fish picture on the cleaning table.
"Digital photography has revolutionized the angler's ability to show off their catches." says Captain Richard... "I have customers take photos of their catch and immediately send to friends and family to share the experience and show them what they missed. It's often used as a way to 'rub it in' showing the non-participant that you missed out on a great fishing trip because you opted to stay home or back at the hotel. It's a hoot! I think the new iPhone is gonna really make things like this even better and possibly bring in live video to the picture." Lately taking a photograph and displaying it on facebook or myspace has been a popular thing to do too, but getting a mount done and a photograph of the angler holding their catch is always the best way to keep the moment immortal in photos and plastic.
Four Tips for Taking Better Fishing Photographs:
1Take Photos immediately as soon as the fish is landed it insures the fish will have the best chance of surviving and the color of the fish is better before it hits the ice box rather than after.
2 Get as close to the subject(s) as possible by eliminating the background and focusing on the subject (the angler and their catch). Tip: The lower the camera angle the bigger the fish look. Always take your photos from eye level or below eye level with the fish and angler.
3 Make sure the fish is displayed attractively. Don't hold the fish in the gills and make sure the side of the fish is displayed not the back or belly. Smaller fish need to be displayed without fingers blocking the beauty of the catch, if possible pull fingers back to help display fish.
4 Watch your lighting: Put the sun at your back if at all possible and watch the shadows. If possible use a flash to illuminate the subject and discourage shadowing even in the daylight.
Photographs and Pictures of Fishing
Last modified: January 26 2016 15:29:22.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©