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Author Topic: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS  (Read 6665 times)

Offline BubbaBrown

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HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« 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.

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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 02:16:02 PM »
Great tips...thanks Bubba!
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 02:29:39 PM »


awesome tips!!!

thanks bubba!
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 02:31:13 PM »
Thanks Bubba
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #4 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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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 03:15:44 PM »
Thanks for sharing those tips.
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #6 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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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 05:15:06 PM »
Thanks I need all the help I can get.
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 09:32:31 PM »
Great tips Bubba thanks

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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #9 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
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #10 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!
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #11 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
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #13 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!!
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Re: HUNTING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
« Reply #14 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.
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