Great trophy record shots----------------
Sandra Caddel Martin
Take lots of pictures of each kill---don’t rush it
· remove or tilt back caps and hats
· remove blood and replace tongue on all animals
· camera should be at animals eye level-photographer should be kneeling LOW
· hunter should not be close enough to touch animal
· turn animal at an angle to camera –instead of all perpendicular shots
· use a flash on some of the shots-especially in bright sun
· remove tall grass in front of animal
· add in some close-up shots and really wide shots
· do not shoot directly into the sun to avoid lens flair
· raise up cat’s head & shoulders; cover prop with mane;
you can pull nose slightly toward hunter to reveal more mane
· Spiral horns should not be tilted backwards or forwards to insure that the full length is shown
· Crocs-prop open jaws with stick in REAR of the mouth
· If possible, don’t get too close to the background
· If your subject is taller than it is wide, turn you camera to vertical
· digital camera should be set to produce at least a 1 ½ MB file---- take along plenty of memory cards!
· Take along a back up camera and let someone else use it, too
· For those dry, dusty areas, take along a brush or cloth designed to clean photographic lenses and use often.
· Photograph lots of wildlife in general- -check out the new mega zoom cameras with stabilizers.
· Take lots!!! Of small details (use the macro function on camera) of the whole trip!! –Rifle stocks, pelts, also anything with a vibrant COLOR or texture
And on a grand scale..Use the panaromic funtion on your digital camera .