Photography Tip – Get Low

UWOTF Photography Tuesday Tip - Jessica Haydahl Week #3

Get Low

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP Week #3

Jessica Haydahl is taking over the United Women on the Fly Tuesday Tips for the month of August.  10 years professionally shooting the sport of fishing, Jessica loves to capture life unfolding in front of her lens.  This week’s tip is “GET LOW”. Try new angles and get creative.

Getting low and finding other angles to photograph fish can really elevate your fishing imagery.

I always say, “GET LOW” when taking pictures. Getting low and finding other angles to photograph fish can really elevate your fishing imagery. When a fish is caught, I usually get my guide to row the boat over to a calm shallow section of the river. Keeping the fish in the water and safely in the net, I like to get my angler to step out of the boat and kneel down in the water next to their fish.

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Getting low gives me the option to shoot better shots of the angler and their fish.  It also allows me to use an underwater camera to get some different looking split shots or release shots perspectives.

The most important thing about getting low and getting your subject to kneel down in the water, is that it protects the fish. It allows you to have the fish closer to the water so if you were to drop the fish or take it out of the water you can quickly put the fish back in the net to have a drink before you release it.

The most important thing about getting low and getting your subject to kneel down in the water, is that it protects the fish.

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Meet the Photographer
Jessica Haydahl Richards

Jessica loves to capture life unfolding in front of her lens. With a diploma in Professional Photo Imaging and a Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing /Advertising, Jessica has worked with such companies as the Vancouver Canucks, Getty Images, Berkley/Abu Garcia, Costa Sunglasses and more. Jessica has also been published constantly in varying, Sports Fishing Magazines, whether that’s conventional or Fly fishing.

With an editorial based shooting style, Jessica has been Professionally Photographing in the Sports fishing for over 10 years. In her early life, growing up on the ocean in Vancouver British Columbia; Jessica could be found running boats, sailing and fishing around the Pacific North West.  It was there that Jessica’s passion for Photography and Nature grew into a profession. Jessica currently resides in the Bitterroot of Montana.

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