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First published June 15th 2011 - More than 4 years ago
Better Fishing Pictures
Learn to shoot better fishing pictures, casting, fishing, landscapes, flies, fish
Go closeBetter pictures: This is the first little article in a small series on taking better fishing pictures. The first chapter is about going closer to your subject when you photograph. The closer you go, the better you get the picture focussed and the viewer's attention.
Read the tips and see the picture examples here.
WaterscapesBetter pictures: Capturing the essence of the environment in which we fish can be tough. The vistas, the beauty, the clarity or the wildness of the water. How do we get all that into our cameras? This article in our Better Fishing Pictures covers the subject.
Get ready for spring photography here.
Go lowBetter pictures: One of the most common errors we see when we see people taking pictures is that they are looking down on their subject. If you want pictures, which grab attention and have impact a good way is to lower your stance. Bend, kneel, sit even lie down to get below your motif.
Going low will improve your photography
Perfect CameraBetter pictures: If you're on the lookout for a new camera to take with you when you go fishing, there are a few things you need to consider before diving for your wallet. This article aims to point out some issues regarding size, facilities and accesories.
From compact point-and-shoots to huge SLR's
Bring it!Better pictures: One of the most common reasons for not getting the really good fishing images is that people simply don't bring their camera. Either they leave it at home - which is really stupid - or they leave it on the bank - which is just moderately stupid.
Learn why having the camera on you is a good idea
Fishy picturesBetter pictures: We want to capture our fish in two ways: first on the hook and then in the camera. Once the fish has been hooked many of us already envision the poster on the wall, the image in the online gallery or just a print to show to the fishing buddies.
Learn how to get the best pictures of fish here
Glorious lightBetter pictures: Another round of good advice for getting better fishing pictures. This time about the few moments during the day where the light is particularly exhillarating—namely around sunrise and sunset. This article tells you how to get the most from these often few minutes of great light.
Text and images here
Use a tripodBetter pictures: If you want really sharp fishing images there's no avoiding some kind support for your camera. A steady tripod is the best solution and the one that you see pros using, but there are other ways of supporting your camera as GFF partner Martin Joergensen explains here.
Get steady in his article
MacroBetter pictures: Most fly anglers will find that using macro in their photography can be truly thrilling. A lot of what we are interested in is small, and many will appreciate being able to capture small things. This article in the series about fishing photography covers macro photography from an angler's perspective.
Learn more here
Casting picturesBetter pictures: If you look in casting books, ads for fly lines or just the odd fly fishing magazine, you will often see some fascinating pictures of casting. Lines forming the most beautiful arcs in the air, clearly illustrating one of the mesmerizing things about fly fishing: the beauty of the cast.
Learn how to shoot casting in this article
Clear WaterBetter pictures: We all love these shots of stunningly clear water. Streams, lakes even the ocean can appear almost ethereal in the way that the bottom is visible in your shot. How do you best shoot these images, which let's the freshness and clarity of the water come out in the final picture?
Learn a bit here.
Bent RodsBetter pictures: This might be considered a strange and kind of exotic photography subject to write a whole article about, but looking at the images that my fishing friends and I shoot, I can see that it's a very popular thing to shoot. As soon as a fish is hooked, we rush to the scene, and get quite a few bent rod pictures.
Get the rod bent here
Gear picturesBetter pictures: Martin maintains an archive of fly-fishing images together with a bunch of fishing friends. Nowadays it contains almost 12,000 images, and of those about 1,253 or more than 10% are tagged "gear". They take a lot of gear pictures.
See some and learn how to get better equipment pics here.
Shoot the weatherBetter pictures: How do you frame wind? How is snow captured best? How do you protect your camera when you try to freeze a shower into a single image? No, it's not at all easy to get the impression of weather into that piece of mechanics and electronics we call a camera.
Check out the pix and tips here
Pictures of natureBetter pictures: Don't forget that fishing is many other things than anglers, fish and casting. The animals we see, the landscapes, the flowers and all the little details that help make a day by the water a great day - even without catching fish!
This article tells you how to get better nature photos.