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A mess - Reels in a rod holder on a car gives a nice impression of the hectic mood of moving from spot to spot
A mess
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A simple setup - Holding the gear and simply shooting directly against the background outdoors mostly works well. A fill flash is often a good idea.
A simple setup
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A small collection - Nicely lined up during a pause in the fishing, these rods just begged for a photo
A small collection
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A thin line - A rod isn\'t interesting in itself, but using perspective, sharpness (or lack of same) and in this case a fly will give an interesting picture anyway
A thin line
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Abstract but clear - This reel waiting to go fishing was shot on a dark green car roof, playing with the reflection rather than the reel itself
Abstract but clear
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Ambiance - Rain, forest, reels, rods. Who doesn\'t want to go fishing when looking at this?
Ambiance
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Another one for the catalog - Focus on the reel and nothing to disturb the picture
Another one for the catalog
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Better than uniform - Almost any picture shot by the water is better than one shot on a living room or even a studio
Better than uniform
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Bliss - Crystal clear water, magnificent brown trout and a phenomenally beautiful Abel reel
Bliss
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Brand and model - If we can\'t see the whole rod, it\'s often interesting to at least see the writing on it
Brand and model
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Car roof reflections - The color and reflections makes a nice picture of this reel and rod
Car roof reflections
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Catalog fish and gear - A very typical catalog image, hinting success for the gear.
Catalog fish and gear
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Closeup and perspective - This image both shows details of the rod and reel as well as the water and environment in the background
Closeup and perspective
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Cutout closeup - The closeup both shows the nice cutout and the not-so-nice spilling of glue under the handle. It would be fair to mention that this rod was a prototype.
Cutout closeup
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Cutout closeup, again - Another and more dynamic look at the cutout pike
Cutout closeup, again
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Detail and backdrop - People, anglers, nature or almost anything else will give a nice backdrop for a rod detail like this shooting eye
Detail and backdrop
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Detail: handle - The painted aluminum handle of an Able rod
Detail: handle
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Detail: knob - The breaking knob of a Loop reel. Illustrative but at the same time almost abstract
Detail: knob
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Diagonal lines - Using several rods cutting diagonally through the frame to create an interesting picture
Diagonal lines
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Different style - The studio shot can sometimes be a good way to illustrate a certain subject. Here it\'s pike leaders and pike flies.
Different style
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Droplets - Drops on the gear always work well in detail shots
Droplets
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Fish and gear - More than classical: fish just landed, gear dunked in the water next to it
Fish and gear
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Fun with shadows - Here the reel and rod casts a shadow on a boat deck
Fun with shadows
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Gear and fish - This one with a nice perspective, sot dwelling on the fish, neither very much on the reel, but mostly on the ambiance
Gear and fish
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Gear on car roof - With a small twist
Gear on car roof
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How to - A close in study, clearly showing how the stripping basket is used
How to
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In the salt - Both reel and camera need to be saltwater resistant to manage this. A bit of fill flash get the details in the equipment out.
In the salt
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Just a tail - By just having a small detail of a fish, like this tail, in an image, it doesn\'t steal the picture, but emphasizes what it\'s all about
Just a tail
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Keep\'em clean - Illustrating these neat ferrule plugs by simply shooting the unpacking in a tight shot
Keep'em clean
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Lined up - Whenever rod a lined up like this, use a telephoto lens or zoom and snap a picture
Lined up
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Many is better than one - Rods almost always look great when bundled
Many is better than one
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Motion - The blurry water combined with the still and sharp reel and tail makes for a simple, tightly composed image
Motion
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Not all rods and reels - Remember that gear is also other types of equipment. And again: collections of things should always make you turn on your camera
Not all rods and reels
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On the roof, waiting to go - A typical example of \
On the roof, waiting to go
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Ready for the ad - AN image like this with impeccable sharpness, out-of-focus background and brand new well matched gear is perfect for ad and catalog use
Ready for the ad
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Reel almost underwater - A great example of the reel-and-water category
Reel almost underwater
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Reel in water - This picture has all the feel and sensation of the gear and the water thanks to saturation, perspective and closeness
Reel in water
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Repetition - The repeating pattern of rods in a rod holder
Repetition
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Rods in a rod holder - The rod holders on cars always provide some nice subjects for gear photos
Rods in a rod holder
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Rods on the catwalk - These rods were carefully set up for this image creating both symmetry, perspective and focus
Rods on the catwalk
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Shallow DOF - DOF means Depth Of Field and refers to the very thin zone, which is sharp in a picture like this
Shallow DOF
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Simple illustration - A very simple and straight on illustration of the stripping guide on a split cane rod.
Simple illustration
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Studio shot - Pliers, leader and fly shot in a studio setting. A different type of gear, and a different type of shot.
Studio shot
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Sunset gear - The sunset and a fill flash did it for this image... and the fly, which just gives that extra touch
Sunset gear
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The fish and the tool - A large rainbow and it\'s bane
The fish and the tool
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The light does it - Hard backlight provides a great setting for this gear-on-car-roof image
The light does it
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The more the merrier - A car park outside a salmon lodge delivered this nice subject. A telephoto lens compressed the perspective.
The more the merrier
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The writing on the rod - Again we have the brand in focus, giving this semi-abstract image an identity after all
The writing on the rod
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Truly underwater - The effect of this underwater picture of a reel, hand and handle is amazing, but it\'s difficult to shoot these pictures because you can\'t look in a viewfinder and compose them
Truly underwater
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Waterproof camera required - A waterproof camera enables the lens to get this close to the water, perfectly utilizing the refection and the low perspective.
Waterproof camera required