A Trophy Photo for a Trophy

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 In Hunting and Fishing in the Wild

traveler photography landscapeA picture is worth at least a thousand words. When that picture captures your best quality game trophy, and all of the memories surrounding the event, you will want to make sure it’s a photo that you’ll be proud of. You don’t need to be an Ansel Adams to freeze a moment of time forever in a photograph. Whether your masterpiece is on display at the Smithsonian, or more likely on the fireplace mantle, don’t allow quality to slip away in the moment. Here are a few tips to help make sure it’s a memory reminisced for many years to come.

The first aspect of a fine trophy photo is location and the backdrop. Taking a picture that captures the area where the game was taken can bring back fond memories of not only the hunt, but the entire experience of the outdoors. Is there a stream nearby or picturesque mountains? Take a moment to gather in your surroundings to incorporate all of nature if possible.

You should also take several photos, even a full roll of film, from different angles and positions. Give this some thought to be able to capture the more majestic features of the animal. This is your chance to have several shots to choose from back home and you never know when a perfect image will unexpectedly spring forth from the bunch.

Stabilize your shot with a tripod, tree stump, or rock. There is no greater frustration than finding out all of the photos are blurry the next day. And use lighting to your advantage. Mid-day lighting creates harsh shadows. Early morning or late afternoon softens up the edges and makes for a better photo. You don’t need a fancy, expensive camera to capture the moment either if you follow these tips and take your time.

 

 

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