Our post from last week about how to treat your fish better got shared a ton and generated a lot of really great discussion. That’s super cool – it’s great to see how much folks care about our resources.
We heard from a bunch of folks with a reminder of one of the very best ways to minimize your impact on a fish you’re going to release – and to get some really cool pictures as well. Leave that fish in the water for the hero shot!
- You can take the fish’s ‘air time’ to almost zero. Get the camera ready, raise him up just a tiny bit so his back’s out of the water, and snap the picture.
- Today’s cameras make these shots really cool and practical. Unlike in the shot above, plenty of wider-angle lenses allow you to capture a fish in the water and the angler’s face – these don’t have to all be arty ‘fish only’ shots. A waterproof point and shoot allows you to experiment with getting the lens right next to, or even in, the water. You have tons of options!
- Fish live underwater, and lots of us would argue that they just look more natural when they’re at least partially submerged. The water is their home, and they look great surrounded by it.
Thanks again for taking good care of those critters.