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Shotgun693
November 15, 2011, 10:36 PM
OK, after you taken that head of game and before it reaches the freezer you want to record the event. Here's some photo tips to make your record of the event a little better.
1) Clean up the blood. A little water and you and your trophy will be more appealing to friends and family.
2) Push that tongue into the mouth. Yours and the animals.
3) Prop up the head and torso so everyone can see just how good the animal looks.
4) Try different positions around the animal. Kneeling over him, squatting behind him, actually hold the head up in front of you, even hold that trophy up, show'm off.
5) Include some background. Let people see a bit of where you took the animal. That's part of the hunt right?
6) Smile, this was a good deal, look like you enjoyed yourself.
7) Use support if need be. Setting the animal on a saw horse or lying across the top of a set of stairs will let folks see more of that trophy.
8) Try the gun/bow/spear in different places, lying on the ground in front, across your chest, propped against the animal, lying on top of the animal.
9) Take a bunch of photos. You paid big bucks for the gun, the lease, the trip, don't scrimp on disk space. More photos means you have more poses and angles to show.
10) Close the eyes on dead animals that dead blank stare can really be distracting to people, especially non-hunters.

You want the photos to high light that great hunt. I hope others will add other tips.

Discern
November 15, 2011, 11:35 PM
Do you have a tip on how to get the deer to smile?

Seriously - safety

Don't have the muzzle pointing at you or someone else in the pic. If you are holding the firearm, keep your all fingers, thumbs and clothing away from the trigger and trigger guard. I would also remove the box or external mag (if equipped) had have the action open if the firearm is not in your hands. Make sure the firearm is unloaded before taking any pictures.

Photos

Don't have the subjects looking into the sun - squinting.
Make sure the shadow of the photographer does not show up in the pics.
Try pictures with and without the flash.
Do a combination of portrait and landscape.
Bring extra batteries - cold weather can drain them quickly.
Keep the camera lens clean.