Thursday, December 22, 2011

pictures of fish

Taking Pictures Of Your Fish

There is nothing better than a few great looking pictures hanging in your den. The pictures of the big one that you just caught. They turn out to be great conversation pieces and in jest they even make your buddies a little jealous.

You see the pictures everyday on the internet and in magazines. You often wonder how such great pictures were snapped and you often think you have to be a professional to get pictures of that quality. While there are a lot of professionals taking pictures there are also a large amount of amateurs snapping professional looking pictures. It really is quite simple as long as you follow a couple small tips and techniques.
The most important part of your fish picture taking experience is that it is a must to use a wide angle lens. With the wide angle lens the photographer can get a closer shot of you and your prize catch. Another thing that a wide angle lens does is makes the fish look bigger than it really is. Something else to remember is to make sure the sun is behind the person that is taking the picture. This will ensure the shadows and glares are kept out of the pictures.
One last quick but very important point is to get the picture of your fish just as it gets out of the water. When you can do this it will give the picture much better quality because the water on the fish enhances the shine and brings out way better colors.
Okay I know it doesnt seem like much and it really isn't. These couple of tips can make all the difference in the world between just a picture and a great picture. Remember when you are taking this picture it's something you want to be able to share with your grand children and you want the picture to look as good twenty years from now as it does today.
Just remember that a bad day of fishing is always better than a good day at work.
Dale Mazurek
Dale is a self taught professional fisherman for the last 35 years. He is the successful author of his fishing blog at you can also find two more of his very popular blogs at or

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