Modern day tricks are common in trophy fish photographs because anglers love to see big fish photos.
This picture looks odd because the fish and the people (myself included) are not to scale. I wanted to show you this shot to make the point that these sorts of pictures can cause problems.
The common practice of holding the fish way out, away from the body to make it look much larger than it is, and or, the classic fish-eye lens, can cause disappointment.
The Jurassic park animal, shown above, is an impossible conquest. People book trips thinking they can catch a fish like the one they see in the picture. This fish does not exist. It is just good camera work and long arms. I see a lot of this sort of thing on Facebook and in print ads.
I wish we could get back to what really matters … “who you want to spend the day with and the wonderful memories you are building together.”
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