Fish Porn: Good or Bad?

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

  1. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    If I took a picture of every fish I caught or every woman I slept with.
    Well lets just say I don't think there is enough film.
    Now with digital cameras the sky is the limit.
    I'm also a legend in my own mind.
     
  2. fatguide

    fatguide fish or DIE

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    DoubleUgly I think you just hit the upper level of fishing.
     
  3. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Those who are having a hard time figuring out the difference between a caught fish and a relationship with a woman - well, you have bigger problems than we can get into here...
     
  4. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    I usually take a sample of pictures of some of the fish I catch to prove to the Mrs, one that I did fish and just wasn't just held up in a bar somewhere slugging down micros and two, to document the fish I did catch were close in size to what I did catch....ridicule is never far away sometimes. :)
     
  5. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    My eye always catches the photo on the upper left corner of each page in this forum as I'm clicking through. Many of them are fish pics. They don't rate a second glance.

    By contrast, the images of a beautiful stretch of stream, or a flowing river with canyon walls behind, or dripping alders and cedars framing a portal into the water world, catch my eye and I often click on the image to see the full size photo. Then, I'll often browse up and down through the adjacent pics in the gallery looking for more. Those are the shots that capture my imagination and take me away from the mundane, if only for a moment. Pics of somebody else's fish just don't do it for me.

    Dick
     
  6. Jay Thacker

    Jay Thacker Here fishy, fishy, fishy

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    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
     
  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    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
     
  8. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    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:
     
  10. junebug41

    junebug41 Junior Dave Monti fan

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    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.
     
  11. Tony the Trout

    Tony the Trout Member

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    iagree :rofl:
     
  12. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    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.
     
  13. Tylerflies

    Tylerflies New Member

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    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
     
  14. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

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    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.
     
  15. Randall Clark

    Randall Clark Active Member

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    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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    another...

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    one more...

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    ~randy