There are a few simple things to consider when taking a photograph of a person with their fish.
This page provides you with some tips to make sure that you get the best photograph that you can.
If you follow these simple rules, then your pictures will come out well every time.
- Lighting: If the picture is taken during daylight hours, your subject should be
positioned facing the sun. In low light, or conditions of darkness, use a flash to make
sure that the subject is well illuminated.
- Posture: The subject should hold the fish close to the body to make sure that it
and the person holding it are in sharp focus. If the fish is to be returned, don't hold it
up too high. A live fish is easily dropped and injury could occur.
- The Fish: Carefully clean the fish to remove any sand or dirt before the picture
is taken. And if the fish is to be returned, make sure that you wet your hands prior to
handling it to avoid any damage to it.
- Clothing: The subject should avoid wearing a hat or peaked cap as this
throws shadows on the face that can spoil the picture.
- Background: Try to position the subject to give an interesting background
to the picture. Ideally, show the place where the fish was caught.
This picture was taken observing the tips above and shows a fine Bass caught at the
Pwllheli Marina. Note the lighting, low posture of the subject and the informative background.