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.
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.
Maintaining social distancing, I went for a walk with a friend who showed me some promising spots in Metro Vancouver.
Bush cameras are super cool and helpful in understanding how wildlife behaves.
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.
But cool images are always guaranteed!