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Fishing Photographs don’t need to be boring photos of people holding dead carcasses. Photographing your catch is one of the pleasures of the outdoorsman. You get to brag about the catch and show proof of your day’s rewards on film or now-days you can have a digital photograph too.

“Lagooner Fishing Guides are proud to display quality photographs of customer’s their catches on the lagoons and waterways around Central Florida and often the world. We set the standard several years ago, and now other charter boat captains seem to be catching on.” Explains Captain Gina about the Lagooner website. “We even provide photographs and have provided custom photo albums for many of our customers too.”

Fishing Photography Has Never Been So Fun

It’s always fun to bring home a photograph of that trophy fish or great catch on a stringer that you caught while fishing in Florida. During any fishing excursion you’d better bring a camera to record the day’s events and if you go with Lagooner Fishing Guides, more often than not you’ll be capturing a great catch whether it’s that monster fish or bucket loads of quality fish for table fare. Marinas often have a “Catch Board” or “Kill Board” to showcase charter fishing catches before they hit the cleaning table. It’s become so popular now to catch and release fish that anglers now bring a camera, weighing scale and or tape measure so they can get a mount from the taxidermist. A quality photograph during the heat of the moment is always better than a dead fish picture on the cleaning table.

Digital photography has revolutionized the angler’s ability to show off their catches,” says Captain Richard… “I have customers take photos of their catch and immediately send to friends and family to share the experience and show them what they missed. Often, this is a way to ‘rub it in’ showing the non-participant that you missed out on a great fishing trip because you opted to stay home or back at the hotel. It’s a hoot! I think the new iPhone is gonna make things like this even better and possibly bring in live video to the picture.” Lately taking a photograph and displaying it on facebook or myspace has been a popular thing to do too, but getting a mount done and a photograph of the angler holding their catch is always the best way to keep the moment immortal in photos and plastic.

Four Tips for Taking Better Fishing Photographs:

Be Quick!

Take Photos immediately as soon as you land the fish.  It ensures the fish will have the best chance of surviving and the color of the fish is better before it hits the icebox rather than after. Don’t take the chances with dangerous fish, active fish and teeth make a terrible combination.

More Reading: Ways to Take Quicker Photos

Make it Attractive

Make sure the fish is displayed attractively. Don’t hold the fish in the gills and make sure the side of the fish is showing not the back or belly. Smaller fish need to be displayed without fingers blocking the beauty of the catch if possible pull fingers back to help display fish.

More Reading: Top Ten Photography Tips

Get Close

Get as close to the subject(s) as possible by eliminating the background and focusing on the subject (the angler and their catch). Tip: The lower the camera angle, the bigger the fish look. Always take your photos from eye level or below eye level with the fish and angler.

More Reading: Thirteen Photography Tips

Watch Lighting!

Watch your lighting: Put the sun at your back if at all possible and watch the shadows. Use a flash to illuminate the subject in the photo when possible. Discourage shadowing even in the daylight. Try to put the sun behind the subject or use an off-camera flash.

More Reading: Tips to Improve Photography Lighting

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