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17 Aug

NEW SERIES ON YOUTUBE

Over the last few weeks I have stopped procrastinating and started to the hopefully not too painful process of shooting and editing some videos to go alongside my photography content. Of course, in the modern world, online video media is becoming tremendously important and it is essential to move with the times. I find the best way of learning is to actually produce something with an end goal in mind, so to that end I thought that a relatively straight-forward project would be to produce some how-to photography films. So here goes, my first effort, not the most polished video of all time, but hopefully it will be informative at least. Watch this space for more videos coming...
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16 Jul

FISHING PHOTOGRAPHY PT4

One of the main reasons I guess most of us carry a camera when we go fishing is to get decent shots of the fish our mates and we catch. This month I am going to concentrate on how to take shots of your mates with fish, before going on to self-takes next month. I must admit, I really enjoy taking pictures of my buddies with their fish, and getting them some lasting pictures to go with their memories. Catch shots aren’t really that technically challenging, after all it is just a ‘bloke with a fish’. Normally I follow a well-rehearsed routine to get the shots I want, which means the fish get back quickly and as much...
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27 Apr

FISHING PHOTOS PT2

So you have bought yourself a shiny new camera, unpacked it, chucked the manual back in the box, and are now probably wondering what on earth all the buttons and settings are for. Digital cameras really are quite complex pieces of kit these days, but the good news is, like most modern gadgets, there is a whole ton of stuff that you will probably never need, so the important thing is to work out the bits that you do need! Zoom ring and Autofocus. Now go and dig out the manual book and read at least the first few pages so you know how to turn the thing on, how to attach a lens, fit...
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22 Mar

FISHING PHOTOS PT1

Buying a Camera - First published in Coarse Angling Today magazine 2015.   Fishing and photography seem to complement each other perfectly. From recording our catches, to recording the scenery, most of us have a hankering to capture the moment whilst on the bank. Yet, to put it bluntly, most anglers take rubbish pictures! This doesn’t have to be the case though, with a bit of practice anyone can take great fishing photographs, as I hope to show you how. Over the next few months I hope to cover the basics of angling photography, cutting through the jargon and hype to show you how to take better photographs of the fish you and your mates catch, and the venues you...
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5 Apr

Thanks for the memory

Taking decent pictures of fish is not rocket science if you follow a few simple rules. I spend a lot of time out on the bank taking photos with anglers for magazine features and often the talk turns to photography and before long I am setting up their cameras to try and get them some improvement. The most common change that I have to make is to simply switch their camera to recording their images as high quality jpegs. You’ll find this hidden away in the cameras menu somewhere, normally under a heading like ‘image quality’ or just ‘quality’.

Whatever you do, DO NOT be tempted to store your images as smaller files.

 These might be...
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