WHO’S TAKING THE PICTURE?
If you are going to let a companion use your camera, set it to full auto and show them how to use it before you start fishing: how to switch it on, how to take a shot, how to zoom. Make sure they know if your camera is not waterproof. Beware of having your camera set up in an unusual manner. My camera focuses using a button separate from the shutter release. A friend used it to take a superb series of pictures of me hooking and releasing one of the best brown trout I’ve ever caught. The only problem with these beautifully composed pictures was that the photographer didn’t know how to focus my camera and they are all completely blurred. To take your own shots – quickly – use a waterproof camera on a retractor attached to your fishing vest where it is instantly accessible. Some anglers permanently attach a flexible mini-tripod to their camera and use a self-timer, but this takes longer.