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HELP! I need a stiff arm tutorial!

Post By: Troutbisquits      Posted: 11/2/2022 10:35:14 AM     Points: 1004    
Please send your best stiff arm pics and tips! I need help. I'm trying to do this YouTube thing but I can't seem to figure out how to make my fish look bigger... This is especially a problem for me because I am 6'6 so I make my fish look smaller than they really are in photos.

Take this carp pic for example. This was a 12 pound fish, I actually used this pic as a thumbnail for a video... I've seen some recent photos of 4 pound trout that look way BIGGER than this fish! HOW DO I DO THIS???
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 11/2/2022 10:57:19 AM     Points: 69361
you're screwed.. 1st you have to be about 5'5" and then you have to be about 135 lbs and have small hands... then you have to stick the fish 2 inches from the camera.

Could be worse.. my old buddy Kev-O is your height and a bit bigger than you so his fish look even smaller.

Don't worry you're not alone.. I'm short and fat and have really big hands.

On a more serious note, I'd really like that tutorial.. because some of those guys do take some beautiful photos of the fish.

nice catch

if you're interested in another way to attach your gopro to your hat, send me an email and I'll send you a pic with how my wife did it for me. Having it on the bill of the cap was awkward for me.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 11/2/2022 1:26:31 PM     Points: 9422
As a former portrait photographer, I'll let you in on a nifty trick.

To make your Mother in law look really FAT, kneel down if front of her, almost looking up at her whiskery chin. She'll look HUGE. Same for fish.

To photograph YOUR wife, or your friends 5# trout, have them kneel down, and get as far elevated above her, and she'll look skinnier than she already is. His trout will look puny!

Other trick for making fish look bigger is to CATCH BIGGER FISH! Nobody cares about 14" trout.
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: 11/2/2022 1:36:31 PM     Points: 3036
LOL!! Pro tips Malty!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 11/3/2022 9:20:41 AM     Points: 719
Stiff arm? Whats a stiff arm?
 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: 11/3/2022 1:00:09 PM     Points: 620
Wow Yard Dogs even with the stiff arm that fish looks small LOL
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 11/3/2022 2:47:05 PM     Points: 178
Just say no. Dont do it!!
 Reply by: Piscifer      Posted: 11/3/2022 4:16:20 PM     Points: 44
Dude, you've gotta keep your fingers out of the pic. Those are some HUGE looking fingers
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 11/3/2022 6:46:43 PM     Points: 1004
Wow Malty! That was some great advice! LMAO.
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