Fish Porn: Good or Bad?

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

  1. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    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:
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Luke Ramirez

    Luke Ramirez Still DoubleUgly

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    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:
     
  5. thefishnfool1

    thefishnfool1 New Member

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    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
     
  6. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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

    Mike Wilson Yakbowbw

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

    knothead Banned or Parked

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    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.
     
  9. tkww

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    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:
     
  10. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Holy crap! What an impressive emoticon extravaganza!:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
    :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  11. JE

    JE Active Member

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    My grandfather spent a lot of time fishing and hunting (never took pictures) around the small Wyoming town that he and my grandmother lived, it was what he loved to do. He taught my brother and I to fish when we were very young. Several years ago, as his health was failing he could no longer get out and would tell my brother and I his fishing and hunting tales. One of his favorite stories surrounded catching a "2 and a half foot long brown trout" and excitedly hurrying over to the hardware store to show one of his friends. As he was walking across the lot the local newspaper man saw the fish and yelled at him to bring the fish over - apparently there was big fish contest in town that Saturday and he had unknowingly won. I was going through a box of books of his I had ended up with and found an old 5x7 black and white of him in the pages of one of his old Bibles (he was a pastor and looked to be about in his mid-30's, my age). He was dressed in his best suit with a grin from ear to ear holding a large brown trout (looks more like 22-23"). That picture is a treasure.
    -JE
     
  12. Rob Zelk

    Rob Zelk I swing, therefore i am.

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    If a fish is handled responsibly, they I think its great to have a photo. The thing about this is that it takes a while to learn how to properly handle a fish, and even someone who has handled tons of fish can't act flawlessly all of the time.

    Just keep the thing in the clean water(not muddy water) until the camera man is ready. Remember that the fish has been fighting for its life in its mind, in essence, it has given its all and is stressed to the max before the photo is even taken. A couple quick shots, know your camera thoroughly. Know your camera thoroughly. Know your camera thoroughly... You get my point. Before you even start, if others are going to be handling your camera, give them the tutorial, let them get familiar with how it works before the time comes.

    Photo responsibly, cheers!

    Rob
     
  13. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Yeah! Awesome photo...

    1. Get a fish

    2. Hook up with a girl

    3. shot a photo

    4. show your friend the photo unintentionally...

    ALL NEED SKILLS... AND ALL FUN! IMO
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I always carry a camera . . . have a small fortune tied-up in conventional SLR equipment & still use the stuff on occasion. I take a lot of memory shots . . . some fish, some game, some scenes, some folks, some critters, etc. I take them primarily for me, though at times I'll share. Too many wonderful "wish I had a camera" moments out there & small digitals are so relatively inexpensive, reasonably effective, & easy to carry that not carrying one in my mind is not an option. Can having a camera curse the success of an outing? Don't know . . . not superstitious (unless always donning my right sock first when playing sports years ago counts . . . and I still do it today. Habit by now, likely . . .).
     
  15. Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson the flavor of BADFISH

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    : i wonder if catch and release would have progressed as far is has if the camera had never been invented? seriously only the most devout practicers of catch and release wouldnt blink if they couldn't take pics of their catch.:confused:

    i'm not saying we all drag our cameras along every time we fish, or that the only reason we do it is for the fishing pics. but just imagine if cameras were taken out of the fishing scene... i think it would tweak perspectives quite a bit.