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    Field Photos-The Key To Getting Published

    Hey all,
    If you have been following us on Facebook I am sure that you have seen the uptick in activity and all the animals that have come up on our wall. This has been great for our FB page and we have enjoyed seeing all of the great animals that you and others have shared with us.

    One of the hardest things I am finding out about this job is telling a guy with a 375 bull that we can't use it for the magazine because his pictures are terrible. Please be prepared in the field with at minimum a decent point and shoot camera to capture your memories. Here are a few things to help you be prepared for that moment.

    1. Your cell phone camera is great for the little moment, but when it comes to the big stuff have a point and shoot. Personally I carry a Nikon D3100 with a Sigma 28/200 lens. For most people this is overkill, but when I started to write I learned quickly that my cell pictures were not going to cut it. If you haven't read Mike's article on this subject, start there. Take a look at the bottom of this blog to see why it is so tough to use cell pictures here: http://blog.eastmans.com/how-to-get-...ory-published/

    2. Take the time to pose well, I know this sounds stupid when we are interested in meat care, but you will only take one trophy of a lifetime unless money is no object. You will want to remember that moment for the rest of your life because once you start breaking it down, it can't be undone. Mike has another blog that can be found here:
    http://blog.eastmans.com/pssst-mikes...et-up-secrets/

    What else do you guys do to take quality pictures?

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    I use a Canon Power Shot camera, it's big and bulky but it's what I have. The delay timer and a tripod help a lot, I will set the delay so the camera is dead still when the picture is taken, even if I don't need the delay I use it.

    It's tough to take the time to set things up, but in the end it's worth it. We spend months and sometimes years preparing for the hunt, why not take a few extra minutes to capture it on camera?
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    Set up for a good background ! Now a days pictures are cheap, take a lot and from different angles !

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    Very true Timber but some of us have trouble thinking that clearly for several hours after killing a big buck, even a not so big buck most times
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    Lets include some examples, this could be a really good thread with some pictures!

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    How is this? I know it doesn't have the rifle in the picture but I tried to set it up so that the antlers were sky-lighted. It was shot at a low angle to emphasize the size of the animal, and it captured the hilly terrain we were hunting. I always try to take a good harvest photo, so any and all recommendations are welcomed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjoneill12 View Post
    How is this? I know it doesn't have the rifle in the picture but I tried to set it up so that the antlers were sky-lighted. It was shot at a low angle to emphasize the size of the animal, and it captured the hilly terrain we were hunting. I always try to take a good harvest photo, so any and all recommendations are welcomed!

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    Not to bad. I would sit on your rear end to get lower behind the buck to give him the visual priority and prop him up on his brisket. Tip your cap up a touch to get some light on your face and turn the buck more toward the sun. As you can see with this angle, the sun cast a deep shadow across the bucks face.
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    I always try to take pics and video if possible. I have been using the same 2 cameras/video cameras for the past 5 years. I have been using a canon HV20 and a HV40. It takes pretty good video and photos. A little bulky but works pretty good. Here are a few from last season.






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    Here's one I've never shared, what do you guys think? Antelope I found to be tough, they are so small it's hard to get down to their level.


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    My sheep was a challange, I was solo on this one too. The brush was so thick I had to clear brush with a hatchet for 30 min just to get a clear view. From the time I shot it till I was done taking photo's was over an hour.

    Here's what it looked like after clearing the brush.




    Here's some photo's that were published EHJ



    Here's what a cell phone photo looks like!

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