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Old 12-30-2011, 08:24 PM
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lately Ive been tying some good looking flies but i need some help. I need some advice on how to take pictures of said fly's All I have camera wise is an Ipod touch 4. The ipod 4 has a good camera I think its just user malfunction it takes good pictures of fish and pets. for example:
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I'm also thinking about splurging 100 bucks of my next paycheck on a good camera for fishing related pictures. any advice would be great.

(p.s. before I posted I used the search function and read through about 5 pages and couldn't find much I found a ton on the uk forum however.)
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:35 PM
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one thing you might run into is trying to shoot to close so the lense cant focus correctly.. for the fishing cam, check out the


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a friend of mine uses one and it works well. I just picked up the new gopro HD hero 2 and will be using it for video and stills, but its a bit more expensive.

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Fujifilm makes a pretty good new waterproof camera that i am eyeing.
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I have a DroidX phone, and my wife an iPhone 4. Both have far better cameras than anything you'll find in a point and shoot camera less than around $300 or so (from my experience).

A lot of the issue with fly photos is the lighting and background. Insufficient lighting, and an awkward background can really cause confusion on your camera, and cause blurriness and other things.

Try improvising some spotlighting, and try different color solid papers as a background. Eventually you may find something that works.

I have been taking plenty of up-close pics with my phone lately. My avatar pic was taken with my phone last week:
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evan that was an amazing photo. It dosen't help that my ipod goes everywhere with me in my pocket all the time so the photos may be blurred from my pocket as well (lent etc etc)
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the phones are getting so good, they do great things. but for me as a photographer I get wraped up around manual settings and such. Evan is right about the lighting and backround on the flys, I havent done many fly photos, but I shoot small models with a white or black poster board on a tray rolling up the wall to make a seamless backround, lit right you wouldnt see the paper, just your subject.
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