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Bass photography trick!

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:16 pm
by loomis
Since the Bass season is now upon us for another 9 months...I thought I would share a neat little treak that makes for a great pic of a Bass. Not only that, but it forces you away from taking one of those horrid pictures of holding a Bass up by its jaw and just letting it hang there. smckin There is no uglier photo then that.

Heres a pic of a 48cm Hinze Dam Bass...taken quite a few years ago now.
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And heres a pic of another Hinze Dam Bass.
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Forget the background, or anything else in the pic...focus on the fish itself. The difference is the dorsal fin. A good pic of a Bass is made better, in my opinion, by having the dorsal fin raised. Simply makes for a sweeter pic.

The easiest way to make this happen is to take the pic as soon as possible after the fish comes out of the water. But sometimes this isnt possible, and others the fish just doesnt want to co-operate. Heres a little trick to convince the Bass to spike up!

In the second pic, imagine my right thumb gently rubbing on the side of the fish (from front to back so you dont affect the scales). You dont need to push that hard, just a little pressure will do the trick. As soon as you do this, the dorsal fin pops up and you get a great shot!

Happy snapping!

Leigh.

Re: Bass photography trick!

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:02 pm
by Mzuri3
Great tip and great pictures Leigh, I am only a novice when it comes to photography, but your advice will come extremely handy. clapclap thumbsupsmilie

By the way, that's a thumper of a bass.

Regards

Robin

Re: Bass photography trick!

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:24 pm
by SkyeWarrior
Good tip mate. Not sure how any basser with a pulse can't focus on the background in the second pic though. Hmmm......

Cheers,
Stevo

Re: Bass photography trick!

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:10 pm
by bigi
good pic and hints,
im a huge fan of Hinze Dam, awsome place

Re: Bass photography trick!

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:46 pm
by loomis
I wasnt going to mention this, but my 9yo daughter, who is sitting right beside me, simply insists...

She took the photos! At the time Mikala was only 7. Kala has always been handy with the camera though.

Leigh.

Re: Bass photography trick!

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:58 pm
by Mzuri3
You have taught your daughter pretty well Leigh, as the photos are tops, who knows, she may decide to become a professional photographer in her adult years ??

I wish her the best, and look forward to her future photos.

Regards

Robin

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:55 pm
by hazmail
Great Bass Lomis, this also works on Bream (from memory!!!!!!)

Pete