Place your tuna on its nib, as if you’re signing your John Hancock on the deck of the boat. A popular – if a little overused – composition for big barrels.
Also related to: Hang time
GET A HOTEL ROOM
Your wife or girlfriend will never understand the compulsion to cuddle your fish after the fight of a lifetime. But we do.
Also related to: The Lap Dance
Give your fish a look like it’s about to spew out 1000 anchovy shotgun pellets. Can be fired directly at camera.
Also related to: The Bicycle Pump
This technique has been making fish look bigger than reality since the camera was invented in 1840.
Also related to: The Chin-Up
KEEP THE SPONSORS HAPPY
Sadly, this fish probably died due to overexposure to commercial messages. We nearly did.
Also related to: The I Better Keep My Sponsor Happy By Wearing Their Lame Hats
THE REX HUNT
Always a cliché and sometimes just damn creepy – there’s no denying it’s a classic, though.
Also related to: The Fish Licker
THE CORK SUCKER
Note to sponsored pros: nobody really gives a shit what rod and reel you caught it on.
Also related to: There’s a Fly Rod Growing through My Brain
Before you blow your Tiagra savings on a new camera, consider practising with your iPhone – the camera is quite good. And hey, if it all goes horribly wrong you can always save a bad photo by slapping an Instagram filter on it!
If you’re committed to becoming a better photographer, you’re going to have to shell out a few dollars for a DSLR with full manual controls. The Canon EOS 1200D is an awesome entry-level camera to hone your skills on. You should also grab a few different lenses and an external flash unit such as the Canon 430EX II.
If you’re shooting professionally on the water, you’ll need some serious kit. The standard-issue pro camera is the Canon 5D Mark III and it’ll set you back a few thousand dollars. The category above that is the Canon 1DX, worth considerably more than a second-hand hatchback and for serious Jedi Masters only. You should also consider getting an AquaTech underwater housing for your camera – and maybe a DJI Phantom drone if you want to take your fishing snaps to another dimension!