Better hunting photos is something every hunter would like to know how to do, especially when you go back through those old photo albums. If you only knew then what you know now about how to take better hunting photos then some of those pictures wouldn’t look so … well, let’s just say “sentimental.”
Whether you’re using a smartphone or a real camera, the Rule Of Thirds will change everything for you.
The Rule Of Thirds.
No single truth in photography has affected me more than this timeless, simple concept.
The reason is because, in many cases, the person took a picture of the sun and put it center frame, and failed to capture the landscape. What makes a sunset pretty is the sun reflecting off of creation; the land, the water, and everything else make a sunset pretty.
The Rule of Thirds is simple: put your subject in a corner, or off to the side, in the photo. Put it anywhere but “center frame” and you bring in the landscape.
While shooting this photo on one of our Spring Chronicles web video episodes for Sportsman Channel, I wanted to show off the yellow tops and the barn.
So, I put the tom on the lower left corner, or the left third of the frame, to draw the eye toward the landscape that makes this photo give proper justice to the barn and pure country, spring feel that I felt walking out with him over my shoulder.
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Another Strong Point Of Taking Better Hunting Photos: Angle
Shoot images at low level. The photo wasn’t shot downward. In fact, I laid flat on the ground to take it.
Your best photos are almost always taken at eye-level. In this case, to really bring in the dead tom’s fan laying in yellow tops, I had to lay down flat to get the best perspective.