bad photographers, are you one?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by bhudda, May 11, 2005.

  1. bhudda

    bhudda heffe'

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    i have been fishin with some folks that have kinda screwed what could be money pics off because they are just not a good shot. im not bitching, i know that isnt the only reason we fish, but a good memory is alwalys captured in a great photo! ive caught fish by myself alot with poorly taken pics because your trying to release them in a timely fashion. all the while trying to squeeze that money pic in if you can. most recently i caught an 18+ in cut of a local beach only to take a pic of my hand instead of the fish, not even a good head shot:( i was pissed, but ill catch him again! i feel alot better knowing that chris, or ryan, pete , or ? etc are gonna take a good onetime shot . that = PEACE OF MIND! now i just gotta get those pics off their camaras:) any good stories of pics gone afoul' ?


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  2. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Ya, here is what happens when u don't clean the lense on your best creek trout of the year. This one was totally my fault and not to photographers.
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  3. bhudda

    bhudda heffe'

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    well atleast i can see what SET your from ya gangbanger! watch out for whitey as i think he is a crip, always wearin' blue cuz! waddup!
    bhudda
     
  4. Nailknot

    Nailknot Active Member

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    Rule of 3rds, get close, avoid eye level. Really freakin simple. I never take quality photos of fishing partners who don't reciprocate. Experiential education rules.
     
  5. bhudda

    bhudda heffe'

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    your killin me:) lmao
     
  6. silver

    silver south paw

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    digital takes all the guess work out man. just peep into the viewing screen and if you see a fish snap it, if you see knuckle dont. :D
     
  7. silver

    silver south paw

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    then again my girlfriend takes most of the pics for some reason :eek:
     
  8. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    I just bought myself a digital camera and I'm totaly stoked! Hopefully I will have some "quality" photos to share when I get back from E.WA. next week! :cool:
     
  9. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Yeah, digital is the way to go, but you gotta be careful with water, more electronics etc. On the other hand, Pentax has a new water proof digital camera that sounds awesome. Most of my pics go afoul because after I'm out on the water I realize my camera is at home...

    wb
     
  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I usually leave my camera at home because I never seem to catch anything but lately I bring it along just to sit in one of my pouches and not get used. Go figure.

    Jim
     
  11. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    That Jeff guy takes shitty pictures of me every time... I am never fishing with him again!
     
  12. creekx

    creekx spent spinner

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    I know what you're saying bhudda. I've been the default photographer in my circle of fishing buddies for almost twenty years. Consequently, I have thousands upon thousands of slides (more recently digital) with them in the scene, but few of myself.

    I don't know of a camera that ever took a photo on its own. There's much more to it than simply being in focus and capturing the subject. Just look at the difference between the photo gallery here and the work of Andy Anderson, Brian O'Keefe and Val Atkinson. I've fished with both Andy and Brian, and they spend far more time doing photography than most flyfishers are willing to. I used to be more serious about the photography, capturing the moments, etc. I found it's difficult to do both well at the same time. Not many of us are willing to set down the rod long enough to get it right.

    True photography is an art, the rest is just taking pictures.
     
  13. Brent Comer

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    bhudda, funny you should start this thread. It definitely takes time to learn how to photograph people with fish. There is a learning curve. Anyway, check out this picture an unnamed photographer took of me on a local lake last Saturday. Timing is key!
     

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  14. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Too funny! Love the expression...

    I don't get too caught up with having perfect pics - unless i'm trying to capture some guys first steelhead, my kids first fish, etc.

    For the most part, a crappy pic that shows the fish is fine by me. I just want to have a reminder of the moment. Of course a good pic will help you remember the fish's color, the beautiful surroundings, the fish's approx size, etc.

    But then I don't like to 'abuse' a fish just for pic. Last thing I want to remember when I look at a fish is how it flopped around in the bottom of my boat, or on some rocks, or how it was squeezed to death just before the 'perfect' shot was taken.... If I don't get it right within a few seconds, tough. Fish is let go. If I want another chance for a better pic, I have to cath him again and have my stuff ready to roll....
     
  15. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    :rofl: Love the picture!

    Nice hat too!