Dennis Anderson

Dennis Anderson has been a Star Tribune outdoors columnist since 1993, before which, for 13 years, he held the same position at the Pioneer Press. He enjoys casting and shooting. Dogs, too, and horses. Also kids and, occasionally, crusading in his column for improved conservation.

Underwater photography now easy with iPhones

Posted by: Dennis Anderson under Fishing Updated: August 8, 2012 - 7:39 AM

 

If you own an iPhone and want to take better and more interesting fish-release photos, now there's a way.

LifeProof makes a waterproof case for these phones that is good down to about 6 feet — plenty to capture photos, say, of a trophy muskie being set free.

Until now, most images of fish being released were taken by a fishing partner from above and behind the angler releasing the fish. Now you can hold your iPhone under water to snap a shot of a fish being prepared for release, or to take a photo of the fish swimming away.

The image of the trout shown here was taken by my son, Trevor, who is a fly fishing guide in western Montana. A student at the University of Montana, he guides for Two Dog Outfitters out of Hamilton, Montana.

Here's a link to a blog of Trevor's in which other underwater shots are featured.

Of course it helps if the water is clear and clean, as mountain streams typically are. But similar photos are possible in many Minnesota waters.

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