Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing

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Rods, Bugs, and Photography: these are some of my favorite things

September 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Lynn Scott is a lucky guy.  He is a fishing guide and photographer who lives in an area with world class trout fishing and unbelievable scenery. None other than Island Park, Idaho.
Here is a small sampling of his photography. Check out his photoblog for many more, including the answer to that age-old question,  ”what do [...]

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Fly Photography: Lens upgrade

August 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The tutorials featured in the last post show how to take excellent fly photographs with point and shoot cameras and entry level Digital SLRs with the lens that come with the kit.
A few months ago, I started getting into photography more, and received some good advice to upgrade my “glass”. (”glass” is fancy-pants photography talk [...]

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Fly Photography Series

August 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

This blog features a few fly photographs, and I think that I’ve gotten better through learning and practice. I’d like to share some of the lessons that I’ve learned in this process. These learnings will come through in a few upcoming posts which I’ll group with the tag Fly Photography.
Since this is a blog, and [...]

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Fly Fishing and Nature Photography

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Forest Rat writes of learning to appreciate and understand nature to become a better nature photographer. He made this realization by reading a book about fly fishing, of all things.  Read the water, understand entomology, and presenting your fly like a living insect are keys to success in fly fishing.

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High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR) for Fly Fishing

July 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

High Dynamic Range Photography is a technique that allows greater flexibility and range in taking photos of scenes we encounter while fishing.

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Henry’s Lake at Sunset

July 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

HenrysLakeHDR, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.
Henry’s Lake in Idaho, as viewed from the dam. To more fully experience Henry’s Lake, grab a needle and poke yourself every 10 seconds to simulate the mosquitos.

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White Balance

May 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I ran into something interesting while at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which illustrates the way white balance works in a digital camera. If you are asking your-self “what the hell is white balance?”, don’t worry about it.
In the optical section, there was a room illuminated in strong yellow lights. My daughter took a rest [...]

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Sawtell at Sunrise

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

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New fly fishing camera on its way to market

March 10th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The Panasonic DMC-TS1 looks like a very promising camera for fly fishing:

Waterproof to 10 ft
Shockproof from vest high (5 ft)
12.1 megapixel, 4.6x optical zoom
Records HD video in a vest friendly form-factor

Coming soon to a market near you for about $400. Look for it in April, just in time for the trout opener.
This follows Canon’s [...]

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Fly Fishing Camera

June 13th, 2008 · No Comments

This is the first of a series of posts about fly fishing photography. This one is about equipment, specifically my thoughts on selecting a camera.
I take a camera with me to record events: hero shots, photographic evidence of those trophies, or to record landmarks to remember a hole or access point. Trout live in beautiful [...]

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