Here at Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii, our focus is on helping you have the best fishing experience possible, and that goes beyond simply landing tuna, mahi mahi and marlin. If you want to walk away from the trip with priceless souvenirs of all the fun you had, you will likely want to bring along a non-angler friend or family member who is handy with a camera, and encourage them to take as many action shots as possible. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to take dynamic, focused and truly memorable photos when charter fishing in Hawaii:
- Find the right camera: Before you even step onto the boat, you need to make sure you have a quality camera that is up to the task. Fortunately, with the recent rapid advances in camera technology, finding an affordable camera that takes excellent shots is now easier than ever. SLR (single-lens reflex) cameras are ideal, but you can probably also find a perfectly suitable point-and-shoot camera if you are on a budget.
- Remember lighting: What looks like the perfect shot can easily be ruined by a poorly placed shadow. Make sure the fish is held at an angle so that it is not directly blocking the sun, and experiment with different shots until you find the right lighting.
- Use auto focus wisely: The auto focus feature is a handy tool that allows amateur photographers to capture great action shots without spending too much time finding the right focus. Just make sure your auto focus is pointed on the fish, not on the spectator off to the side of the frame.
- Use fill flash: Fill flash is another great tool that lets you take excellent photos quickly. Even on bright days, fill flash can be useful to fill in shadows, so make sure you know how to use this feature on your camera.
- Get the background experience: Action shots are great, but fishing is rarely the only thing happening on our boat. Make sure you take the time to also get shots of the non-anglers, spectators, whale watchers, captain and crew and anything else that makes your trip memorable.
- Work the angles: Shooting the action from different perspectives will give the fishers a totally new take on their experience. Remember to try shooting from up high, down low and from different directions.
- Check your shots: Finally, chances are, there will be a bit of a learning curve at first, especially if this is your first time shooting photos while charter fishing in Hawaii. Review your shots at first to make sure they are coming out the way you hoped, and don’t hesitate to make adjustments and experiment with different features until you find shots that work for you.
When you experience charter fishing in Hawaii, you will want to be sure you get great shots to remember the exciting trip. And when you book your trip through Sea Wife Charters Kailua Kona Hawaii, we will be happy to accommodate photographers on the boat.