Big Game Fishing: Fish Photography Fest

For those of you saying “Oh no, here we go, more expense added to the long list of rods, reels, lures, tackle boxes, sinkers and other gear!” Fear not, you don’t need an expensive SLR that costs the earth, but rather an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera that won’t break the bank.

Not only are modern point-and-shoot cameras small enough to carry in your pocket, they also take great photos in a variety of different lighting conditions and have built-in flashes. So what makes a good fish photo?

A healthy fish

If you are participating in a catch and release programme, take a quick photograph or two, before returning the fish safely to the water.

If you are taking the fish home, take the photographs of it while it is still alive and this will always ensure that it will be a better photograph to hang at home.

Proper preparation

Don’t start trying to find your camera when the fish is already on board. This is too late.

Make sure your camera is primed and ready, with the correct settings for the light on the particular day.

Using a high shutter speed will stop most of the blur caused by the moving fish.

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