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Title: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 02:05:20 PM
Here are some tips for taking those pictures of your trophies. I think these are great tips for all of us to follow for this site, they include tips for techniques in setting up your pics and how to prepare the animal for the photos.

Hunting Photography

•   Search for exciting backgrounds like gnarled tree trunks, rocks, flowering trees.
•   Keep the animal in good shape after the kill. If you’re going to photograph your turkey, for instance, make sure the feathers are in good shape.
•   Avoid posing the hunter behind the animal if possible. Use an exciting background to pose the animal and hunter.
•   Clean blood off the animal and subject. Place an animal’s tongue in its mouth or remove it all together.
•   Keep firearm muzzles and arrows pointed away from all people and buildings and keep the gun’s action open.
•   Turn your camera on a vertical axis. A scene may look better vertically than it does horizontally so try shooting both ways.
•   Place your subject off-center to add visual interest.
•   Vary your shooting angle. Shoot a scene from as many angles as you feasibly can by shooting from all sides and at different heights.
•   Experiment with different exposure settings. Shooting at various exposure settings above and below the camera’s meter reading is called bracketing. Sometimes your camera’s meter can be fooled by extremes in light and shadow, and bracketing can compensate for this error.
•   Shoot at different focal lengths. Zoom in and out on a subject to get close-ups as well as wide-angle shots.

By following these helpful hints, you’ll be on your way to taking professional-quality photos and videos. Plus, you’ll capture unforgettable images to share for years to come.

For more information about the NWTF, call (800) THE-NWTF or visit our Web site at www.nwtf.org.

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Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 02:16:02 PM
Great tips...thanks Bubba!
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Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 02:29:39 PM


awesome tips!!!

thanks bubba!
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 02:31:13 PM
Thanks Bubba
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Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 03:06:51 PM
Thanks, Bubba for the tips.  The only person I have to take pictures is my mother or my 7 year old.  So usually I am happy if they only cut off half of my head.   @--0--0105
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Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 03:15:44 PM
Thanks for sharing those tips.
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Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 04:27:14 PM
Thanks Bubba for the helpful tips, great pictures capture the memories for a lifetime.
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Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 05:15:06 PM
Thanks I need all the help I can get.
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Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 09:32:31 PM
Great tips Bubba thanks
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 09:39:08 PM
The difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is the professional may take 100's of pics to get that one great shot....an amateur takes one and uses it.

Takes lots of pics. ;D
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 20, 2009, 09:47:08 PM
These are the guide lines that we would like to use on this site. We want the pics to be clean and not too gory. I know that most of us are not professional photographers, but do your best!
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 21, 2009, 12:05:05 PM
great topic!!  and i have another one to add to it.  as stated above, most of us arent photographers so when you are taking trophy pics, take as many as you can.  the more pics you take the more likely youll get a really good pic.  when my dad killed the biggest buck of his hunting career this past season we took around 50 pics but only got 2 or 3 that were really good.  it seems that something just isnt quite right with nearly ever pic.  good luck
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 21, 2009, 04:34:57 PM
Excellent tips, I have trouble getting good shots in the field.  These tips should help.  Now I just need to get something to take a picture of.
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 22, 2009, 08:53:55 AM
Only thing I see missing from the list is to ask a patient person to take those pictures....LOL!! I always try to get 15 or so pictures because usually about 3 turn out worth a look. Some folks are not patient enough for that. LOL!!
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 22, 2009, 01:38:54 PM
I'm thinking that is some of you have Photo Shop or some other editing program, some of you old pics could be cleaned up to use on the site. I know I have some that would have to be cleaned in order to use them here. We weren't very conscious of have we presented our harvest during the old days.
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 22, 2009, 07:24:56 PM
good tips bubba.  i might add, set your timer to max in order to get settled in the pic.

 @--0--0138
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 22, 2009, 08:58:35 PM
We are trying to be a cut above at Talk Hunting, we could settle for average, but we are striving to be the best! We keep a clean site, but we have to carry through with our language, our pictures and our attitude. This is a team effort! Let's get it done right, every time!
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 28, 2009, 10:52:47 AM
Great tips, Bubba. Thanks!! I hope we all get a chance to use them this year. Light and background are two things to pay close attention to. One tip was to not be behind the animal. Should you try to be beside it, looking head-on, or what?   @--0--0117 
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on August 02, 2009, 05:54:46 PM
Thanks, Bubba for the tips.  The only person I have to take pictures is my mother or my 7 year old.  So usually I am happy if they only cut off half of my head.   @--0--0105

Does your camera have a self timer?  Compose the picture as if you are taking, then hit the self timer, run and get into pose before the shutter clicks.

I have had my 4 yr old granddaughter take my picture.  She started getting the hang of it after about 3 photos.  Aren't digital cameras great?  You get your head cut off, simply erase the photo and take another one.
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on September 19, 2009, 09:51:12 AM
Such inspiration!! Makes me want to carry as much photography equipment as hunting euipment.  @--0--0105
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Post by: [Blocked] on July 07, 2010, 07:09:53 AM
Good stuff Thanks ##$%#115
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 07, 2010, 10:47:59 AM
Thanks Bubba.
Title: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on July 07, 2010, 10:51:48 AM
I have forgotten about this post from Last Year...
Hey it's still good to reactivate a older Post for our New Members...
Feel free new Members to post new ideals and comments to older Post...
Thanks.
Possum
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Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 02:57:15 AM
great tips @--0--0133
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 05:24:49 AM
I'd like to point out that I'm no expert on this subject. I took photography and movie making in college, 30 something years ago. A lot of things have changed since then. My advice though is to take a lot of pictures, at different angles and different heights. This gives you a chance to pick out one or two great pictures for display.
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 07:05:34 AM
I am not an expert but the best tip is to take lots of pictures from differant angles and viewpoints using varying amounts of zoom and exposures. That is the great thing about digital cameras, you can afford to take a lot of pictures and throw most of them away.

I loved the 35mm SLRs and now love the DSLRs as what you see in the viewfinder is what you get. It helps eleminate the cut offhead photos. The interchangeable lens are a bonus also ##$%#1118
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 08:32:44 AM
Very good post, Bubba.  I want to replace my avatar with a picture of my mounted 9 pt.  I'm going to try and figure out how to do it, once I download a picture of it onto my laptop.  Pictures of deer in the back of a truck just aren't pleasing to some people.
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Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 08:38:49 AM
i like it thanks bubba
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Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 12:57:26 PM
Thanks Bubba, I need all the help I can get with a camera.
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Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 04:35:37 PM
 @--0--0123 Great tips.......... thanks for posting them........... @--0--0123 ##$%#11
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Post by: [Blocked] on September 08, 2010, 04:37:02 PM
Great tips bubba, now what cheese do u put in your homemade jalapeno poppers?
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on December 05, 2010, 06:51:06 PM
 ##$%#115 for the tips bubba.I'll put them to use if I harvest a deer. %^$^
Title: Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Post by: [Blocked] on October 17, 2012, 09:26:35 AM
you da man Bubba, I ONLY NEED TO HARVEST ONE WORTH TAKING A PITURE OF. GREAT TIPS MANY THANKS.