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I have this problem all the time.

It's hard to hold a fish, make a face that won't scare people

and hold the camera with the free hand to snap the picture.

So I bought a small dig. camera and use the timer now

to take my pics. I made the mistake though when I bought this

camera, I can't preview my shots, I should have gotten one with

a viewer.  Next one I'll spend a little more and get the view option.

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Most of the time, the draft of my boat will keep about 3" water in the livewell, I have put them in for a quick pic before releasing.   I have wetted a plastic weigh-in bag and laid it down for a fast pic also.  

No way a fish should be in the bottom of the boat flopping around on metal or carpet waiting for a picture summer or winter.

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95% of the time I'm fishing alone in my small Basshunter pond boat.  I started carrying a tripod(don't get a cheap--$20 one--it cost me a dig. camera) with my dig. camera.  The camera has a large(3x2") viewing screen, a wireless remote and of course, a timer(2 or 10 seconds).

When I catch one I want to photograph, I weigh/tape it first, place it on a stainless steel clip/stringer(and back in the water), and then I set up the camera/tripod and put my shirt on if it's summer time ;).

Dan

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I'm sure your fishing buddies appriciate you having your shirt on when you show them your pictures lightninrod ;D ;D ;D

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I picked up a Motorola V220 camera/phone. It has a time on it so when I first get to the water (either on the boat or on shore), I do a quick test shot to get the distance right and then all you need to do is just remember where to stand and start the timer. Mine has a 5 or 10 second delay which is plenty!

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I have a reel good tripod that I got years ago. I just bunjee it in the back of the boat. I lock the camera on and it is always ready. With the 12 second timer I can take all the pictures I want. My avater was taken this way.

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and then I set up the camera/tripod and put my shirt on if it's summer time ;).

Dan

Oh Dan, your so modest  ;) ;D ;D

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I got a new cell phone with a camera but I keep trying to email the image to my computer and it doesn't seem to work.  I suppose I can get software to download direct.  I'll have to look into that, but I hate malls.

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i have the same problem, i have a good camera phone, in which the screen flips so i can see and preview but the frame is only so big at arms length away.  if im going to a place that i antcipate catching nice fish i bring the Digital video camera then "snp" pics from it off te computer when i get home.  nothing beats a tech savy fishing partner to take the best pics!!!! 8-)

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I got a new cell phone with a camera but I keep trying to email the image to my computer and it doesn't seem to work. I suppose I can get software to download direct. I'll have to look into that, but I hate malls.

Most new cell phones support bleutooth and IR .

If ur PC doenst support them buy a USB bluetooth card and ur life will be much easier.

Direct tranmission form ur cell phone to the PC in high speed

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Well if you don't have a camera then after you weigh the fish and measure it add two pounds and 4 inches and maybe the folks you give the fishing story to will guess the actual size of the fish  ;).

Peter

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I got a new cell phone with a camera but I keep trying to email the image to my computer and it doesn't seem to work. I suppose I can get software to download direct. I'll have to look into that, but I hate malls.

Avid.  If you have verizon, I had the same problem until recently.  I called data support, they reset some stuff and it started working.

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I got a new cell phone with a camera but I keep trying to email the image to my computer and it doesn't seem to work. I suppose I can get software to download direct. I'll have to look into that, but I hate malls.

That's the whole point of the phone service companies. They don't want you to be able to download it. I'm sure you can send it on the "cell-web" for a small fee (say $3.00 or so per download). That way they can snooker you into an extra $20 a month for internet service on your phone. That was the thing on my Motorola. The software's available, just not on Cingular's website (wonder why?).

You guys are missing the main point. Being by yourself IS the excuse. "I didn't get a picture of that 15 pounder because I was by myself. If you'd of only been there to take the picture. Maybe next time!!" ::)

Honestly though, when I make a point to pack the camera, I don't catch any "photo-worthy" fish. It seems that I only catch them when I don't have it (none of them are REALLY big, but they are "photo-worthy").

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