Just looked over fish pics accumulated the past year. Enjoyed them all, but pics of fish in-the-water had a special appeal. What do you consider when taking pictures of fish you/others have caught? Here are a few of my "notes to self":
1. Fishing alone vs fishing with a willing photographer. BTW: calling on an unwilling photographer repeatedly, might mean you'll be finding a new fishing partner next season.
2. Natural setting: pics in the field, at the site of catch if possible
3. With the rod/reel, fly/lure if possible
4. In the water if you can... fisherman in water, fish in water... I have 2 friends who I noticed are masters at holding the rod/reel in one hand, fish (near/in the water) in the other hand while smiling...forming this triangle of interest for the pic.
5. Fill the screen with your subject
6. Consider lighting in every shot; good light on fish/faces. Sometimes flash on faces works well with sun on backs (fill-in flash)