How to Take the Perfect Hunting Photo

A whole lot of time and energy is invested into preparing for your hunt: perfecting your aim, practicing your shot, hiking to the ideal location, scouting your game, and then successfully making the kill. This is an exhilarating experience you will want to remember and talk about for years to come. Before you haul your harvest down the mountainside, take some time to capture this exciting moment and take a photo or two. 

To learn how to get the perfect hunting photo, continue reading.

Use a Camera and Your Smart Phone

Make sure you bring your smartphone and a digital camera along. Today, high-quality cameras are more accessible than ever and boast features like stabilization and will automatically adjust to the current lighting conditions (which is essential when outdoors). Use the timer feature on your camera or phone if necessary.

PRO TIP: When using your smartphone to capture your trophy, avoid using the forward-facing camera. While the forward-facing camera allows for convenient selfies, the resolution is not as ideal as your other camera.

Use a Tripod

Using a tripod will ensure your camera is safe, and your photos are not blurry. They will help you get a killer shot of your killer shot, even when the terrain is uneven thanks to the multi-angle leg features that most tripods offer.

PRO TIP: Even if you are not hunting alone, bring a tripod for your camera or phone. Chances are, in addition to a solo shot, you will want a group picture.

Finding the Sweet Spot

Perfecting your pose, getting the right angle, and finding the ideal location is key to getting an excellent picture. Switch up your pose often to ensure you get a photo you are happy with. Smile in some, do a serious face in others. Get on one side of the animal and then the other. Take pictures from many different angles, including shots from above and below. Lower angles typically showcase the animal best. Don’t be shy and take as many pictures as you want or need — hundreds, even — and take your time.

PRO TIP: It’s important to pay attention to the lighting. You will have the best lighting in the early morning or early evening hours. Make sure the light is in front of you and not behind you unless you are using the sunrise or sunset as a backdrop.

Include Your Gear

Your hunting gear is a big part of the hunting experience, so leave it in the shot (or at least some of them). Leave your camo on, face paint, and any other gear you used to get your game successfully.

PRO TIP: Be sure to include your firearm or bow in the photos safely! 

Contact R & K Hunting Company

Use your time to perfect your skill to ensure a successful shot and let R & K Hunting Company handle the rest. Our professional and skillful guides will provide you with an unparalleled Rocky Mountain hunting adventure. Book your next hunt with R & K Hunting Company by contacting us today.