Up your game
by: Joshua Christensen 9/11/2012
We fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors. However, how many people are taking video and photos of their time and efforts?
I know a lot of us are taking photos, and I know that a lot of us are not. Personally every one of the fish that I caught when I was a child are memories or stories from my father and my late grandfather. I wish it were different, but such is life. There once was a time where technology was at home, today it is literally everywhere. That said, if you can afford it, you owe it to yourself and if you have children, you owe it to them as well to capture these moments as best as possible.
A memory will only go so far, especially if you have "brain fog". Furthermore, if you are not taking photos, there are things that your memory cannot remember. I'm sure right now I have not told you anything that you do not know, so here it is. Take photos and video of what you do, create a "brain fog" proof library that will last generations.
To up your game, try videography. I can't explain the challenge it is to try and capture a catch from strike to landing the fish. When I get a good sequence I can't wait to get home to relive it and admire my own inner beast. Capturing and sharing video of a catch can gain you major notoriety. Nothing is better to gain sponsorships or reputation than you going out and filming your own work in the field. YouTube is easy to get going, create your own channel, get creative and challenge yourself to make things more exciting. You won't ever get burned out again while out hunting or fishing, or at least I don't due to the one thing that drives all of us outdoorsman, the thrill of not knowing what is going to happen. When you get that magical moment on video, you have a priceless piece of your own history.
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Flyrodn, CO 9/11/2012 8:14:51 AM
Interesting point of view. I guess it all depends on why we fish. While I do "capture" some of my fishing, I find it is for others and to supplement my writing primarily. Otherwise, for me memories are enough, especially as I've never personally tired or burned out when it comes to fishing. No matter how hard or frequently I fish, I'm always ready for the next day out. But that's just me.
Coloradomrg, CO 9/11/2012 11:55:07 AM
I wouldn't call that 'upping' my game in relation to fishing or hunting. It may be upping the game of recording your personal history, but ultimately it is combining two different hobbies/activities to make something more interesting to you or to make you look more interesting to others I suppose.
I record my trips via picture and video. I have so many raw images and so much footage that I'll never know what to do with it all. I simply don't have time to sit down and edit and publish the material. It does allow me to combine my geek side with my outdoor side I suppose... and allows me to talk to the wife into yet another piece of "required" equipment.
JKaboom, CO 9/11/2012 9:49:19 PM
It really is an amazing time to be alive and the cost of doing this is nothing compared to what it used to be. Good food for thought :)
wyllfritsche, CA 11/1/2012 6:44:38 PM
Glad I came across this one.