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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 02:40 am
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I usually try to take a pictures with my catches as close to my body as possible, to keep the catch realistic on the photograph.

Here are some interesting shots. Two photos taken right after each other of the same fish. On the one you can clearly see my hand is pushed way forward, but as a whole the fish does look a lot bigger on the picture, and because the fish takes up more space on the photo, you will be able to see it more clearly on most formats, Print, cellphone, web or wherever you want to show it.

Obviously there are loads of different things to take into account regarding different skill levels, camera's etc,

But what makes a better fishing photograph?

A realistic approach?
A photo where you can see the beautiful scenery as well?
Or a photo where you can see more of the fish caught?

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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 02:41 am
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second pic

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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 04:34 am
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a mate calls that [insert fishing mag name here*] photos.

see my example below; same fish, spot, camera everything. I'm just holding the fish a bit differently.

this way you can make a klipvis look like a 8kg yellow.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 12:39 pm
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Realistic please most peoples hands are not larger than their heads anyway :fbash

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 Posted: Wed Sep 5th, 2012 12:47 am
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While I am in full agreement with the reasons behind taking a photo of the fish closer to your body, I say that the fish should fill the photo as much as possible. My reasoning for this is so that folks viewing the photo can get a better look at the fish. It also makes for a better pic, and if your camera has good field of depth, it makes for a much more dramatic and better looking photo with the fish in full focus and the rest blurred out. Unfortunately in this way the picture does not convey the fish's weight/true size accurately, but at the end of the day, who/what is the subject of the photo? The person in it, or the fish?

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 Posted: Wed Sep 5th, 2012 02:33 am
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the backround is important. also lets be realistic. you only fooling your self.

everything should be in proportion.

two pics of the same fish, just different holding technique

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 Posted: Wed Sep 5th, 2012 02:34 am
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extended arms

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 Posted: Wed Sep 5th, 2012 03:36 am
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I say whatever you do keep to a standard.
Else you never know what the true size of your fish is.
But if all your photo's were taken with extended arms and you catch your trophy fish but keep it next to your body you will be sad when going through your photos and seeing that a small fish looks bigger that you trophy

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 Posted: Wed Sep 5th, 2012 05:05 am
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why dont you just use something as a scale reference. just take a pic with a 30cm ruler next to the fish. if the fish is twice the size you know that its 60cm if three times you know that its 90.

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Paging through many of the fishing mags, I so often come away with the impression that many of the pics are a "cheap shot" aimed at propping up the ego of the fisherman.

Here and there though, one does find a decent artistic shot where the specimen has been pushed into the shot but it somehow doesn't appear that it's an attempt to fool the viewer. It depends on the "focus" of the shot... specimen or angler? If the angler draws too much focus and the fish is shoved into the lens, well I for one, just turn the page.

Fairness would dictate that a pic should be accompanied by a statement of the fish's measurements. I don't think that bringing in a reference (like a tape measure or a box of matches or whatever) into the actual pic is the right way to go about it. Rather state the measurement in the caption.

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Fish shoulf fill the photo as its the focus point and the photo is about the fish afterall

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 Posted: Sun Sep 16th, 2012 05:16 am
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Good camera is also important....and you and the fish is the subject of the picture....

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My fish always look small.
I'm just too big !

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...wondered why ,in particular carp fishermen, always have this weird stare at the fish's head??? Please enlighten me...

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Antjar wrote:
...wondered why ,in particular carp fisherman, always have this weird stare at the fish's head??? Please enlighten me...

:clap12:clap12:clap12 Thx for noticing, beats me why they stare in a state of trans at the fish's head. Sum kinda of trend they wanna start. Looks stupid to me, nut hey thats just me, I love giving a beeg smile while holding my fish even tho I'm in awe of the nice specimen I caught..:fbash

I say, keep fish close to your body, only doesn't it give a real view of the actual size its also easy to judge the size in relation to the angler behind it.

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deisel wrote: Fish shoulf fill the photo as its the focus point and the photo is about the fish afterall
I agree...

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