Quarantine Project: Camera Trapping

Camera trapping is an important skill for nature photographers. 

As part of the COVID-19 pandemic/quarantine project, I decided to get my camera trapping skills sharpened and my trap systems dialled.

Salmon season is just around the corner and this year I’m planning to document the fauna around the creeks for my Urban Salmon project.

When everything works! A black bear captured in Vancouver’s woodland.

Every project starts with lots of research.

Using Nikon cameras and systems made my life easy, since the famous  Nikon SB-28 flashes need no adapters to run.

At the moment I’m using the PIR sensors from Camtraptions.

Thankfully I have friends who have supported me and helped me with this project.

I also strongly recommend Emmanuel Rondeau’s book on Camera Trapping. It’s a really good starting point.

When you comeback after 5 days and all works!

Maintaining social distancing, I went for a walk with a friend who showed me some promising spots in Metro Vancouver.

Woodland in Metro Vancouver — spot the photographer.

Bush cameras are super cool and helpful in understanding how wildlife behaves.

Mitchel setting the cameras.

Getting the perfect image takes time. It’s an art to understand how the fauna will move around the systems and where it will appear in the frame.

- Hi!

- No! Wait!

Nop! Come back!

Wrong way!

I’m here!

come on!

come back!

gone…


But cool images are always guaranteed!

Hard to get sharp portraits without previous appointment


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