Step 1: Swap that musky for a big, fat walleye! Lol
Remember: No matter how your pic turns out, somewhere there’s a hater looking at it in disgust. Some great tips in this Joel Nelson write-up, here’s a few excerpts:
> You don’t need a high-end SLR camera or big-dollar glass to take a great photo. More and more our cameras are our cell phones.
> The health of a trophy fish you plan to release is the most important. My goal is to not make that fish hold its breath any longer than I can. It’s often best to keep it in the net, in the water, and out of the boat.
> If you’re holding the fish: Make sure your clothing is on straight, clean, and you don’t have anything that might take away from the shot: beverage cans, cigarettes/cigars, and bulky/loud clothing with a great deal of text on it.
> If you’re taking the shot: Be decisive and tell your subject exactly how you would like the fish to be held. Use your words to direct the person, and take your time.
> Fill the entire frame with the fish and angler. Scenery is great, and you can work in good backgrounds, but the focus should always be the fish. Snap a million pics…there’s no penalty for more photos, just delete the extras.
> Have the subject hold the fish in a different manner and recreate the same variations with that hold. If you perform this process quickly and correctly, the fish has been out of the water less than a minute.
We’ve spent some time in the boat with Joel…wanna know the real secret to how he never misses a shot?