RICHARD PETERSOn a Back Garden Safari
What inspired you to do a project in your garden?
So using a camera trap was a natural progression?
What is it about the technique that appeals to you?
What’s been the biggest hurdle to overcome?
Have you got a favourite image from the project?
What’s the one bit of kit you couldn’t be without?
Camera-trapping is becoming more popular and mainstream, what would be your advice to others thinking about trying it?
First of all, always think about your subject. Like any other way of photographing wildlife, care should always be taken. Don’t just start firing full power flashguns at your subject. Instead, use low power flash output and up your ISO or open your aperture to make the sensor more sensitive to light. If you do see your subjects reacting to the flash, stop immediately.
Introduction Sebastian Kennerknecht is a wildlife and conservation photographer based in Santa Cruz, California. He focuses much of his photography on wild cats and the threats they face. Being totally wild cat obsessed, it’s important to him to play a...
Introduction Philip was born in Kenya and spent his childhood years living in extremely remote areas, spending much of his time exploring the African bush. These early experiences gave him a great love of wild places and nature, which later developed into...
Introduction Casey Smartt is a photographer based out of New Braunfels, TX. He was born and raised in Austin, TX and holds a B.S. in Aquatic Biology from Southwest Texas State University. Casey has had careers as an environmental technician for the steel...