Featured Posts

To top

cameras Tag

17 Dec


We have finally come to the last part of this mini-series, and this month I am going to talk less about actually taking pictures and more about what to do with them when you get back home. Although there is no substitue to getting your photographs as good as possible on the bank there is still some work that you can do to improve and safeguard your precious memories when you get back home. STORAGE I know so many people who just buy one big memory card and leave months or even years worth of images on the card and never make a back-up when they get home. This really is a crazy thing to do, as modern memory...
Continue reading
1 Nov


There are few more anxious moments in fishing when you have finally got a new personal best resting in the net and suddenly realize that you are the only one on the bank with no one to help you get a decent photo. Perhaps you might have a good mate that will come out and do the shots for you, but if you are anything like me, it is likely to be the middle of a wet night and you are many miles from home. The good news is that getting good self-take photographs is actually not that difficult, as long as you follow some simple rules and get yourself into a regular routine. Most of the steps are exactly the...
Continue reading
17 Aug


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...
Continue reading
16 Jul


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...
Continue reading
25 May


All photography is reliant upon light, and generally the more of it that you have the better. Whilst modern digital cameras are in some ways more forgiving of the poor light conditions that we as anglers often have to cope with, the same rules apply as they did with film, and very often there are some big compromises to be made. Digital cameras work by little parcels of light, called photons, activating the millions of photo-reactive cells packed onto the cameras image sensor hidden away behind the lens. The more light there is the more often these cells are activated, giving a better image. We touched on the ISO button on the camera in part 2, and this...
Continue reading
27 Apr


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...
Continue reading
22 Mar


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...
Continue reading