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   Old Thread  #118 12 Apr 2019 at 4.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think they have their place in carp fishing photography, the dark moody atmospheric last light shot. But problem is it's used on every bloody image, they just became a cliche and spoil what could and should be, a great trophy shot, with an impressive carp.
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   Old Thread  #117 12 Apr 2019 at 4.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I almost fell into this under exposed shot business. Posted one photo on Instagram. I look back now and think how stupid it looks. Some of them are OK depending on the shot. Dark atmospheric mornings and all that. Most though are unnecessary. TA like sharing these shots also, they do seem to be in bed with Sticky though.
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   Old Thread  #116 12 Apr 2019 at 4.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Maybe this is all influenced by the likes of Instagram. Some photo gets loads of likes then it's as though people are stuck in an echo chamber and think it's the way their photos should be. I personally feel some of these websites are killing photography as we see the same images over and over again.

But there again I still remember when staring at the head of the fish all serious became the norm, I've never managed to do that I still look at the camera and smile.
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   Old Thread  #115 12 Apr 2019 at 2.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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100% especially anything shared on social media by Sticky - I have even re-edited their images and posted them back to the comments!
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   Old Thread  #114 12 Apr 2019 at 8.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Cheers for all you help guys. Loads to learn. Hopefully wonít take long to get a basic understanding of it all
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   Old Thread  #113 11 Apr 2019 at 9.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Say it how it is Tim!
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   Old Thread  #112 10 Apr 2019 at 9.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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And don't forget when finally catching that fish of your dreams .......You must under expose by at least three stops and put a ton of vignetting around the edges post processing ...... Some carp pics i see these days are barely visible on my monitor...... Darrker than dark things.......sigh.....

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   Old Thread  #111 5 Apr 2019 at 6.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'll check that program out, I have some dxo software I only use for the prime denoise tool , but any new camera I might get won't be supported

When settings get to that stage a flash is the answer, but I don't have a popup flash on mine, and if I'm getting a gun out I have to go the hole hog
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   Old Thread  #110 5 Apr 2019 at 6.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
With regards to cameras I think you are likely to get many different answers, there are no bad SLRs on the market now - If I was you I would look at the used market..... MPB.COM is a good place to start I have brought thousands of pounds of kit from them over the years and never had an issue.

Canon 70D or any of the Nikon 5000 series will do the job perfectly and both have flip round screen.

My main camera is a 6D but have a 70D for back up and video.

If buying a crop sensor (canon 70D, Nikon D5000 series etc) pair it with a 35mm 1.8 for trophy shots - If buying a full frame get a 50mm 1.8 (look into camera sensor size explained if you are interested)

With regards to settings, aperture priority would be my suggestion - set it at F4 which which keep you and the fish sharp and render the background lovely and soft (try and have a few metres between you and the background if possible!!), adjust the ISO to suit - until you get 1/60 sec of faster.

Worth getting a TTL flash gun also, there are some good ones out there at a reasonable cost - I can recommend the Newer ones, I have a pair with triggers that I used for my wildlife stuff.

Editing wise, I used both Lightroom and Photoshop with a google Nik plugin for noise reduction (using this less and less now I have given up wildlife photography - however there are many free programs on the editing that do a good job.

I would also shoot raw or (jpeg +raw until you are confident editing), this will enable you to correct white balance etc which occasional the camera doesn't get right.

As for a remote, I use an old fashioned air bulb release - nothing to go wrong (don't ask!) and foot operated
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   Old Thread  #109 5 Apr 2019 at 5.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Topaz Denoise PS plug-in was a good one I used for ages.

Changed to Neat Image a few years ago - even better.

If you set an appropriate ISO in Av mode the camera is not going to take your shutter speed that low.
The same educated guessing game

The trick is knowing how slow you can get away with on the shutter speed without motion blur.
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   Old Thread  #108 5 Apr 2019 at 5.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Basically yes, a bit of educated guessing goes into the settings beforehand to give a bit of buffer.
The thing is, there are great programs for cleaning up a noisy image, but you can't do bugger all with motion blur when the camera decides 1/10 is right.
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   Old Thread  #107 5 Apr 2019 at 5.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just curious as I've never used it.

If you set a limit on auto ISO, what happens if the scene is too dark? Presumably it will under-expose the shot on the highest ISO setting you've allowed?

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   Old Thread  #106 5 Apr 2019 at 5.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Indeed, I use manual with auto iso because I can set a limit on max iso, but I can't set a limit on min ss in aperture priority, this is mainly an issue in duller light conditions, on brighter days I will often use aperture mode
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   Old Thread  #105 5 Apr 2019 at 4.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The only thing to watch for with auto ISO is it may suddenly choose 1600 giving you quite a grainy picture, when you may have gotten away with a lower shutter speed instead.

Valid way of getting there though.
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   Old Thread  #104 5 Apr 2019 at 3.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Another thing, when your fishing, set up your camera and take some practice shots. Iv done this at night when I canít sleep, so if I get one in the dark Iím not faffing about trying to work out the settings. Good idea about auto iso in daylight as mentioned. Clouds will make a perfect shot pants if itís on full manual mode.

Another tip, before putting the fish back just quickly check a pic or two, especially with a special fish.
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