Fish Porn: Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Luke Ramirez, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Jay Thacker

    Jay Thacker Here fishy, fishy, fishy

    You could use a wide angle lens so you would not have to use so much film on those big women from East Wenatchee.

    :p


    Sorry Gary
     
  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    I'm convinced that the real purpose for the vast majority of fish porn is an ego booster for the guy holding the fish - a proof or validation of his skill and ability as a fisherman in which the size of the fish is of secondary importance.

    I wonder how many hero shots of guys with big fish are really subconscious attempts to compensate for a perceived inferiority, like being short or having a small dick . . . ;)

    K
     
  3. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

    Kent, that can't be true. Just looked at your gallery to confirm... ;)
     
  4. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

    Luke, you and the WFF photo gallery have no idea how lucky you are that most cameras are too complicated to operate for most 20ish year olds at 2:00 am after a dozen jack and cokes. :thumb:
     
  5. junebug41

    junebug41 Junior Dave Monti fan

    There's a chance that it could just be the same basic reason that anyone takes any photo -- so that they can look back on it later and remember a happy moment in their life.

    People love to read into and deconstruct very simple things. Sometimes they really are just simple.
     
  6. iagree :rofl:
     
  7. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

    Every time I see the pictures of fish I caught it takes me back to standing in the river with the fly rod in my hand. I can almost watch a movie of the entire thing from strike to release inside of my head.

    I think that while every fish is a treasure in its own way, they definitely aren't all specimens worth putting up.
     
  8. Tylerflies

    Tylerflies New Member

    I never carry a camera. water + Tyler + camera = wet camera
    I find the best fish porn to be the stuff in your head any way.

    However, I have no complaints about the great gallery of fish porn on this site (zen piscator!)

    If you want to show me a gallery of all the women you sleep with, I wouldn't mind either. Thats between you and them.

    Tyler
     
  9. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

    I love all the fish pics in the gallery. Checking out all the pics is one thing I really look forward to on this site. It's fun to share your experiences (good and bad) with people that have the same interests. Sometimes people want to show off a really nice fish because you are proud or really excited. There is absoulutely nothing wrong with that and for those who don't like the hero or fish shots, just ignore them and don't make others feel lame for posting them. Besides, it's fun to see someone's excitement about a really nice catch or some cool scenery or whatever. I like how there is a good balance of hero shots, scenery, odd/funny things, travel photos, etc. Just look at the ones you like, and skip the ones you don't.
     
  10. Randall Clark

    Randall Clark Active Member

    Personally, I almost always take my camera...and, almost always forget to even try to take a pic of the fish I catch. I do take a few but never at the expense of the fish...what I really like are shots like this:

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    or this:

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    this is one I actually did catch...I actually like the shot, for some reason...

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    ~randy
     
  11. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

    I think cameras have contributed to more over handling of native steel than anything else.

    If people were more responsable with the fish and snapped a quickie with it in the water than I think that is great.

    The 10 pic series involving natives makes me upset though. That is just proof for bragging rights.
     
  12. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

    Fish Porn = Very good !!! They are Gods most beautiful creations Brothers. I look at them over and over. Do I take pictures of every fish ? Nope !! But I look at everyone of them on this web site !!!:thumb::thumb:
     
  13. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Kent and I'm Asian :eek:

    Boy do I need a lot of compensating or what!

    In all seriousness though, I love taking shots of great fish that I or friends of mine catch on the river. They don't have to be slabs they just need to be special. Either good colors, situation, or something else that made that moment special.
     
  14. Luke Ramirez

    Luke Ramirez Still DoubleUgly

    Again, I'm not trying to make anyone feel lame. The thought just came to me last night and I wondered how all the other people on WFF felt about it.:cool:
     
  15. thefishnfool1

    thefishnfool1 New Member

    I can see where your coming from but have to disagree a little. I take picture like others have said for me. I love to sit down with my photo album when the rivers are blown out and remember all the wonderful trips and fish that I have encountered. As I get older and the years pass it's nice to look back and remember

    Tim
     
  16. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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    Just carrying on another tradition of the sport.
     
  17. Mike Wilson

    Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

    Fish porn is good as long as the fish like it, and beer is proof that God wants us to be happy, I think.
     
  18. knothead

    knothead Banned or Parked

    This thread reminds me of an experience I had a number of years ago. I was fishing on a boat in the Bering Sea and the Skipper called a crew meeting to inform every one of the do's and don'ts. On his don'ts list he informed everyone that there would no talking about each others girlfriends/wives. Said it let to hard feelings and often fights. Turns out it was'nt that he did'nt want us talking about each others girlfriends/wives, so much as he did'nt want us talking about his girlfriend, who was a dancer at a titty joint. Now I don't have any problems where one finds love but obviously he did.
    Or maybe it's more like the liberals who think that because a minute segment of a society believes in nothing then the rest must curb thier expression of belief in something.
     
  19. tkww

    tkww Member

    Funny, this thread reminds me of conservatives, who seem to think everyone should believe exactly as they do. ;)

    Personally, I say post 'em if you snap 'em....smoke 'em if you got 'em. If you don't want to see them, just keep on scrollin'. :cool:
     
  20. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    Holy crap! What an impressive emoticon extravaganza!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
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