When holding fish for a photograph these tricks well help get the best shots:
- Always wet hands before picking up the fish.
- Also, wash the fish — dripping blood is not a good look.
- Never squeeze the fish: this will make it kick and possibly do damage to itself and you.
- Keep your fingers off the fish by letting the fish rest on your hand — after all it is the fish we want in the frame, not your fingers.
- Watch for shadows: be careful that your fingers or your hat aren’t casting a darkness, especially on sunny days. The whole catch should be seen in its glory — lure, teeth and all. Let that fresh catch shine.
- Focus, focus focus: especially for close-ups, the whole fish should be in focus. It’s worth the extra seconds to capture every gorgeous scale and ripple.
And while you’re setting up the perfect shot, a bonus for your fingers:
7. I often use a pair of plastic lip grippers to hold the fish when the lure is still in its mouth. This will keep fingers and hands safe from treble hooks, should the fish kick