Fly Fishing & Photography (Digital SLR camera management?)

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Chris Puma, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    That's precisely why I carry both an SLR and a P&S when I'm out. The P&S is handy for quick snapshots, but I still have the option of setting up a good shot with the SLR if something comes up that deserves it.
     
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    Now I know who is the photo nuts...:beer2:
     
  3. Mike

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    I don’t think that photography and fishing are mutually exclusive. Do whatever is that you want to do. It is your experience. I find that some days I take more photos than fishing. That is normally when the fishing is best. It is when the fishing gets difficult that the camera gets put away.

    Taking pictures when fishing isn’t always just pictures of fish. The 2 shot below were taken at the end of the day when the light was low. If I did not have the tripod, they would not have been possible. These shots provide end caps to a couple of different fishing photo albums. Folks carry extra fishing gear in their vests, what about extra phography equipment.

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    It is whatever makes you happy.

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    wow... another two cents.... after trashing an om `1 in a boat in the keys and years of dunking and drying a canon F 1 and most recently packing a EOS 1 and all the lenses in a pelican case and/or zippered waterproof bag (what i recommend if you slr,sagebrush dry goods out of dillon,MT yellow bag can hold slr and somewhat large lense) i've decided to shit all the heavy gear because im tired of carrying it and not really using it.... going with the compact digital and not waterproof either because i like playing with expensive stuff near water (when you dunk it, immediately take out the batteries,dry it off, put on the dash and take a drive...worked for the EOS)...... i got converted to compacts watching my buddy blind snap fish close ups with a little oly while i was trying the same with EOS,100 mm macro, and tripod.... all good stuff coming out of your pocket.....
     
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    Yuhina, Great photos man !! Thanks !!
     
  8. Corey Kruitbosch

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    I agree with Mike 100% when he says that "I don’t think that photography and fishing are mutually exclusive."

    I carry my digital SLR with me on the river every time i go out. Currently I carry a EOS Rebel and a decent quality sigma lens. Most days I keep it tucked inside my chest waders, in a large ziplock bag, and take it out to shoot. I also never take the neck strap off. My personal feeling is that the photography is almost as enjoyable as the fishing. I usually have the camera out about 50% of the time ... It is just as satisfying to me to capture the moment of of a fishing experience as it is to land a nice fish!

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=7197

    The one thing this thread has reminded me to do is call and get insurance tomorrow. LOL.

    yuhina: great shots on that site .. thanks for the link
     
  9. kodiaksalmon

    kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    Agreed. But for the amount of time I go out hiking with my SLR, or carrying it while hunting, I've got enough time behind it, and tons of pics. I don't need to fiddle with my filters, f-stop, tripod, swapping film, swapping lenses and so on. Just me....

    Jeff
     
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    2 x drybag is enough...or just a great balance. DSLR brings a lot of joy both during and after the trip. On this one I got 1 drybag and the camera inside my jacket (back-pocket)







    IS lens is a great advantage as well, otherwise "boat-to-boat" pictures are hard to get focused....
     
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    kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    Got some pics today, thought "WTH? I'll post them on that SLR thread at WFF."

    With my Olympus 720-
     

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    Snake tryin' not to get too comfortable

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    Or put it in your freezer. The water will sublimate (freeze solid, then turn into a gas without going back through a liquid phase) without ruining/corroding the electronics. Works for cell phones, too. (not that I've ever dropped a cell phone into a toilet, or anything...):p
     
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    kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    Basicly, you're "freezer burning" the thing right? How long does that take?

    Ever have any problems with the water expanding while it freezes and causing issues?

    Jeff
     
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    Snake tryin' not to get too comfortable

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    I brought a dunked cell phone and camera back to life after 24 hrs in the freezer. I drained the majority of the water out by centrifugal force (spinning the phone/camera around with my arm), and blotting dry w/ a towel, before I put it in the freezer. With minimal water in tight spaces, I don't think expansion pressure damage would be an issue. Take the batteries and peripherals (SD cards, etc) out first, though!
     

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