How to Take the Best "Catch" Photo

How to Take the Best "Catch" Photo

As a fly fisher you have worked harder than most anglers.  You have stalked fish, you've bushwhacked your way into remote areas, you have fought everything Mother Nature has thrown at you.  And now, now you have brought that fish straight to hand, how are you going to make sure that catch is documented?  A photo, right...

Well, all photos are not created equal, and when you are bragging to your friends/family/IG followers, you want to make sure it is the best photo possible. So, what are our pro's tips for the best photos to document that catch? We are glad you asked, here you go:

  1. Wet your hands to protect the fish.
  2. Preferably net the fish in a fish friendly net like our Simms and Fishpond nets.
  3. Put your phone in "portrait mode".
  4. Change the "zoom" (1x, 2x, 3x) to include a background, remember it's not just about you, it's about the journey.
  5. If you are photo savvy you can also adjust the f-stop to ensure everything you want to stay in focus does.
  6. Make sure your partner is ready before lifting the fish from the net keeping the fish in the water until ready.
  7. Do not look at the camera look at the fish. Remember it's not about you, it's about the fish you landed.
  8. Quickly take your photo and then place your catch back in the water.
  9. High five, knuckle bump, smile, and reminisce on the moment

We hope this helps you in todays digital era to be able to capture those very special moments, look for more pro tips coming from our team!

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