The posts in this section of the website are devoted to the gear and techniques I use when I create images that do not involve my finger being directly on the shutter button of the camera….
Think about that for a while…..
There are many, many possibilities here:
1. I use a remote release – wired or wireless (RF or Infrared):
2. I use an application via Wifi or Ethernet
3. I use some form of trigger system where the subject itself fires the camera or flash
• A popping balloon
• A champagne cork
• A nocturnal mammal on a forest trail
• A flying insect
• A bullet impacting a target
• A bat
• A kangaroo rat emerging from a burrow
• A snake striking
There is a relatively new term for capturing imagery of animals remotely – it is called camera-trapping, and is probably the fastest growing genre of wildlife photography. I have been doing camera trapping for decades, having designed my own infrared triggers, sound triggers and laser triggers. Now there is commercial technology that is really cheap, really easy to use and opens up extraordinary opportunities. I will do a Camera Trapping Overview post soon, and follow it up with many more, as I find this aspect of photography very exciting and rewarding. Most international wildlife photography competitions now have an explicit section devoted to camera trapping, and some of the images have been breathtaking…