Kathryn Maroun ‘What A Catch!’: Uh, about those fish photos …
Modern day tricks are common in trophy fish photographs because anglers love to see big fish photos.
Photo courtesy of Kathryn Maroun
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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About Kathryn Maroun
Kathryn Maroun is one of a handful of Canadian women to be certified as an FFF casting instructor. She is the award winning executive producer of What A Catch Productions. The 52 show series highlights Kathryn's fishing adventures from around the world. Kathryn exposes never talked about hazards of the sport, conservation, culture, as well as showcasing exotic game fish in her series. Her show first aired in the US before being internationally distributed.
Kathryn is featured in the collection of two prominent museums for her significant contribution to the sport of fly fishing.
Kathryn Maroun is the president and founder of Casting for Recovery Canada, past director of Trout Unlimited Canada and past member of the Canadian World Fly Fishing team. Along with creating a line of clothing for women at work in the outdoors, Kathryn has fished around the world and has a number of world record fish to her name.
Today she dedicates her time to writing about her miss-adventures and enjoys telling her stories through keynote speaking opportunities. Kathryn is campaigning to create a more balanced playing field for women in the sport.
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