|South Bound Trucker on display|
I find indoor photography much harder to do than outdoor photography. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s all the prep work. Setting up the tripod, finding the correct amount of lighting, getting the proper backdrop, and de-terming the proper depth of field. Most of my indoor photography is step-by-step fly patterns. Like the Russ Maddin South Bound Trucker that is on display above. Where I shoot most my outdoor photography free hand, and the mistakes that I make outside I can blame on mother nature, moving boat, or unhappy fish. Where I find I have less excuses with indoor. When a photo goes bad it’s on me. I’m also more critical of my indoor photography. Are the colors coming out, did I capture what the fly tier was creating. As I continue to build my studio and purchase additional products to help with backdrops and lighting, I know I will capture better images. Until then, enjoy some of the patterns, and hope they help you catch more fish. Additional patterns can be found at the Hawkins Outfitters Articles page.