pictures of brown trout

ct1642

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One from today
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A wee tip for all you guys photographing all those lovely brownies...

If you position the fish, a long, narrow object, horizontally, and then hold the camera, which is usually either a 4x3 or 3x2 aspect frame, equally horizontally when taking the photo, what you get is a big rectangular block of dead space at the top of the frame. Under that is the long, thin, stick of a fish (compositionally-wise), with its nose jammed up against one side-wall of the frame and its tail jammed up against the other side-wall of the frame. Under that is a second big rectangular block of dead space. You can offset the bad composition by sticking a rod and reel in, but apart from anything else, it's a very '2-dimensional', undynamic pose.

The answer is simply to turn the camera 45 degrees (or whatever) to the fish...

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It fills the corners without creating the dead rectangles and it creates a dynamic, diagonal composition. It also leaves space in the corner for the head to point into...

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The only time you can't turn the camera 45 degrees is when any sort of horizon is in the background. If it is, you have to turn the fish 45 degrees, or ask the person holding it to turn its head downwards...

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Col
 

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Good advice Col and much appreciated. I particularly like the last one of your pictures.
Your options are a bit limited when you are on your own and just use a mobile phone.


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Good advice Col and much appreciated. I particularly like the last one of your pictures.
Your options are a bit limited when you are on your own and just use a mobile phone.


Mike

Cheers, Mike, but can you not hold a mobile phone at a 45 degree angle? ;)

Col
 

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Of course I can. As I said to you "your comments are much appreciated" meaning I will try it out in future. Bright sunlight and mobile phone screens don't give you much of a opportunity to compose a shot.
 

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Some slabs from a recent trip up north
 

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Hill loch troot yesterday from a difficult loch
 

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nice fish I'm really interested where that loch is, as the top fish looks like the "extinct" gillaroo loch trout illustration.
 
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