Casting pictures


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A different angle - This is an uncommon angle for casting photos, but it can work.
A different angle
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Close-up - Going close to the caster can give a poweful impression to a casting photo. The effect was further enhanced by using a telephoto lens, which isolated the angler against the blurred background.
Close-up
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Combining effects - The dynamics of the cast and the sun setting is an excellent combination.
Combining effects
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Compressed perspective - A low stance and a long telephoto lens gave the very compressed look of this image.
Compressed perspective
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Fill flash - The line can be difficult to expose with a flash, but for filling when shooting against the light and trying to freeze action it comes in handy
Fill flash
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High perspective - Holding the camera above your head can give you a different angle on a cast
High perspective
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Instruction photos - If you really want to illustrate a cast, a pitch black background and low light like this is perfect.
Instruction photos
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On the water - Casting is more than the line in the air. Here a high elevation enabled me to get this salmon angler\'s line just as it hit the water. He was a really poor caster by the way, and that probably helped me get all his line in one frame.
On the water
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One of the good ones - This was one of the frames that worked from a whole series.
One of the good ones
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Plain casting - The sky is usually not a good background for a casting image, but this bright day made it possible to see the yellow line. Apart from that the picture is a bit on the plain side.
Plain casting
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Shoot a lot of images - If you have a camera that can shoot sequences, use it! The more shots you do the greater the chance that you get a good one.
Shoot a lot of images
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Trees as a background - Trees - particularly pines or fir like here - make up a good background for casting.
Trees as a background
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Visible line - Again using trees as a background to ensure that the line is visible
Visible line