Frugal Fish Photography:

Taking pictures of fish on a budget

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As a first step, I recommend using a digital camera if you don't have a professional camera. Taking good pictures of fish requires taking about 20 times as many bad pictures (fish are really rude about darting away just as you push the button). Digital cameras allow you to erase the bad pictures without wasting any film, and they allow you to quickly tell when you got a good picture. It doesn't need to be a particularly good camera. Most of my pictures (including the one above) were taken using a Kodak DC260 digital camera. However, regardless of what you are using to take the pictures, here are some tricks I've found to take decent photos with consumer camera equipment.

How to get good pictures of uncooperative fish:

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