Camera Traps & Trail Cams

Camera Traps

Trail Cameras

Trail Cameras

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Camera Traps: 

  1. Camera trapping has become one of my favorite methods of creating wildlife images. I use a variety of methods & equipment .  

Camera trap equipment I use; 

  1. Camera; I use Canon cameras like the rebel. 
  2. Flash; Nikon sb series like the sb28 flash is my favorite. They have a sleep mode that extends battery life. 
  3. Wireless flash remotes: There's a variety of cost effective remotes on the market. I use Camtraptions remotes for the most part. 
  4. Motion sensor; I use Camtraptions pir, a sensor made by Bill Forbes at phototrap.com and Vivatar lightening motion sensor. 
  5. Housings; I custom make my camera and flash housings. More info regarding that on the housings page. 

Trail Cameras

Trail Cameras

Trail Cameras

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Trail Cams: 

  • A couple camera trap brands I like are the Reconyx Ultrafire  and Browning Recon Force Advantage. 
  • A trail cams record still images & video. I use them to monitor an area and document the presence or lack of wildlife in an area.  Based on the results, I may set a camera trap.  
  • Often, I leave a trail cam at a camera trap location to monitor wildlife's reaction to the camera and flashes. 
  • Often trail cams show wildlife on a set that the Camera trap didn't pick up.   
  • The camera traps and trail cams may be left for days, weeks or even months at a time. 
  • The results are like an emotional rollercoaster, the ups and downs never end.