Which Digital Camera Is Best
With so many brands of digital cameras we have decided to do some digital camera reviews to help determine the best digital camera for your budget and photographic expertise. Let us know the brand and model of your camera when you send in your reports
and we will include that information in the newsletter. If you include a digital camera review this would be really helpful for those thinking about buying one.
Pictures of Fish - Digital Camera Photography and Reviews
With OVER $4000.00 IN PRIZES AND REWARDS UP FOR GRABS for your pictures of salt water fish, it pays to take care when the opportunity arises for snapping a winning fish picture.
The following points have been made by the judges of previous contests , if heeded they will vastly improve your chances of winning a prize.
- The fish should be the main subject or point of focus in the picture, lower the camera so the lens is at the same height as the fish or as near as possible to it. A good example of this technique is the picture of the young chap with a snapper in this
newsletter or the series of fish photos taken at Muriwai Beach The pic of Bodo is one of my favourites, the camera was almost on the beach.
- Have the sun behind you to avoid harsh shadows spoiling the features of the fisherman or the fish. In bright sunlight a fill in flash is best used to minimise harsh shadows in the picture
- Have the angler remove their hat and sunglasses.
- Move to an unspoilt area of beach to avoid vehicles, bait buckets and chilly bins, car tracks or footprints etc confusing the background. A little action such as a kite flying or the angler walking can really improve a fish picture, two good examples
of fish pictures with action here.
- There is no limit on how many pictures of fish you enter in the competition. Take more than one picture, the lay of the fish and position of the angler should be changed, try different things and reduce the chance of the angler blinking an spoiling
- If you have a digital camera make sure you use high resolution. The Fishing News magazine will not use pictures of fish with resolutions below 1 megabyte on their cover, so don't needlessly reduce the potential for your picture to earn good money by
skimping on resolution. Simply use a high setting and delete photos which don't measure up.
- Taking saltwater fish pictures, particularly when on boats can leave salt on the camera lens and spoil the clarity of the pic. Always leave the lens cap on when the camera is not in use and clean the lens occasionally by following the camera manufacturers
- Experiment with the settings on your digital camera if it is not a simple point and shoot camera. For example my Fugi Finepix camera takes better pics, with richer colours, when I have it set to cloudy on a sunny day.
More pictures of saltwater fish only here
How to tie rigs and tackle for saltwater fish here
While it helps, pictures of big fish don't always win this contest. If you have kite fishing pictures that look good send them in send them in, you may just win a prize.