Published Feb 21. 2012

Fishy photos: Corey Kruitbosch

Corey Kruitbosch started shooting fly fishing about 8 or 9 years ago and doesn't shoot much else outside of fly fishing.

While scouting for photographers for our series on Fishy Photographers, I bumped into Corey Kruitbosch's name a couple of times, and found his beautiful images on Flickr. Corey has almost 2,000 stunning images in his stream.
Like before I approached him with our usual set of questions and he cordially replied and sent some samples of his work.

Bright trout -
Bright trout
Corey Kruitbosch

How did you start photographing - and what made you choose fishing related photos in particular?

I actually started shooting fly fishing about 8 or 9 years ago. I don't really shoot much else outside of fly fishing. Photography is not my full time profession so I think I tend to stay pretty focused on something that I really have a passion for... fly fishing!

Do you have a particular subject, region or a style of pictures that you mainly shoot or are you more all-round?

I try to round out my photography as much as I can with trips, etc. Really though, I am in love with my home waters and the Rocky
Mountains. I tend to shoot the stuff that I fish on a frequent basis. I very much enjoy fishing and shooting small cutthroat waters, high
mountain lakes, and the prolific tail-waters throughout Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. I tend to try and keep my photos in the moment and when possible to capture the emotional character of the scene.

Where are your photos used? Books, magazines, brochures, ads, web sites, prints, gallery exhibits or other places?

I am fortunate enough to have had my photos published in many magazines, websites, and a few catalogs.

Mayfly profile -
Hopper -
B/W underwater -
B/W release -
B/W... or almost
Corey Kruitbosch
Underwater -
Grayling -
From above -
Scouting -
Low sun -
Corey Kruitbosch

Is photography your main source of income - if at all a source of income - and do you do other jobs as a supplement?

No... for me photography is the supplement for my main income. I am a 3D Technical Artist working for Disney making video games. I also have a passion for my day job and love making video games. I have been a artist in the video game industry for about 18 years.

Can people buy your pictures and if so, then in which form and where?

Sure... I sell prints from my website. People can browse the gallery and choose anything they would like to get a print of. I also have a few prints already available for purchase on my web site.

Where do you currently live and work?

I currently live in Uintah, Utah and work in Salt Lake City Utah.

What's in your bag? Preferred cameras, bodies, lenses and other gear?

When I am out wading I carry my Canon 7D and a plastic Lomo film camera. As far as lenses... I will usually take 2 or 3 lenses with me on the river. Something wide like the 10-22mm, a macro, and something solid like a 50mm.
I tend to like primes... They force me to take the time to set up my shot and think about my subject a little bit more. Plus, they are better low light lenses.


You can see more of Corey's work on his web site or in his Flickr stream.

Heading out - The photographer on his mission
Emerald green waters - Corey watching out for photo ops and fish
Muskie! - Corey Kruitbosch with a tiger muskie
The photographer himself
Lee Church/Bryan Gregson/Doug Barnes
Silhouette -
Perspective -
Casting -
Winter day -
Fly fishing
Corey Kruitbosch
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