New Controllers for DSLR Camera Traps

New Controllers for DSLR Camera Traps

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in News | 0 comments

We’re pleased to introduce the new Camtraptions Camera Controller! This is a small device that plugs in between the sensor and the DSLR in a camera trap. The controller can be used to control the firing response of a camera when an animal is detected. For example, it can be used to define the interval between consecutive shots and limit the total number of shots taken if required. It can also be used to turn some DSLRs into video camera traps! The Camera Controller has four different modes, each with 16 different program settings. The first three modes are for stills photography, and the last mode is for shooting video. Watch this video to learn more: To find out how the controller can be used to create a video camera trap, watch this video: » How to set up a DSLR Video Camera Trap Camera Controllers are now available in the online...

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New Wireless Triggers

New Wireless Triggers

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

New Camtraptions Wireless Triggers have now been added to the store. These are an easy way to remotely fire your camera, or trigger multiple off-camera flashes. The triggers are suitable for use in camera traps as they wake flashes when the camera powers up (*see note below) so that they fire at the first shot. They also work with both Canon and Nikon cameras and flashes, so you can use a Canon camera to wake and trigger Nikon flashes without any additional adapter. Standby time of the receiver unit on a fresh set of batteries is around 200 hours. You can find out more here: Wireless Triggers *Note: One or two cameras, such as the Canon EOS 1D X, have been found to power up and fire off the first shot so quickly that the flashes do not wake up in time. If you need your flashes to fire at the first shot, please contact us to check your camera is...

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New Camera Trap Accessories

New Camera Trap Accessories

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Blog, News | 0 comments

We have been busy adding useful camera trap accessories to the Camtraptions online store. These accessories will help make setting up a camera trap easier. We have introduced a range off-camera TTL cable splitters that allow you to connect multiple flashes to your camera using long network cables. These are perfect for camera trap set-ups that utilise multiple flashes. In addition, check out the new Camtraptions MightyPod – the mini tripod that is mighty strong! These tripods can support cameras weighing up to 2.7kg and are also perfect for mounting the Camtraptions PIR Motion Sensor. Check out some of the other accessories here. Special offer: Get a free MightyPod! For the next few days (until Sunday 15th March), we’re giving away a free MightyPod with every PIR Motion Sensor! To take advantage of this special offer, head over to the Camtraptions Store and add a PIR Motion Sensor and a MightyPod to your cart. Proceed to Checkout and then enter the discount code “mightypod” to cancel out the cost of the...

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BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Photo of the Year 2014

BBC Wildlife Camera-Trap Photo of the Year 2014

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Blog, News | 0 comments

BBC Wildlife Camera-trap Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious competition of its kind. It is split into two separate overall awards; one for the most sticking photograph and another for the camera-trap image that has done most to advance our understanding of a species. I’m pleased to announce that my image of a black rhino at night won the overall award for most striking photograph as well as the Animals Portraits category. I was also runner-up in the Animal Portraits with my Hippo and Bat photo, and commended in the same category with my Porcupine image. Both of these photographs were taken in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. All three of these photos were taken using a prototype Camtraptions PIR Motion Sensor. The overall winner of the research categories was this stunning image of an Asiatic cheetah in Iran, taken by the Iranian Cheetah Society. You can view the other images winning and commended images in this gallery. Find out more about the Camtraptions PIR Motion Sensor...

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New Camera Trap Products

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog, News | 0 comments

We’re delighted to announce that our eagerly anticipated camera trap products are now ready, and can be ordered from our online store for delivery before Christmas! The first batch of products is limited in quantity, but don’t worry if you miss getting one as more will be arriving towards the end of the month.   PIR Motion Sensor   Our new motion sensors can be used to detect animals and trigger your camera. This is particularly useful when photographing shy or nocturnal wildlife. Our sensor takes the hassle out of camera trap photography; it is very simple to use, quick to set up and reliable. Find out more about it here: PIR Camera Trap Sensor   Camera Housing   When you leave your camera unattended for long periods of time, you will probably want to make sure it is adequately protected from damage and the weather. Our new Camera Housing is the perfect solution! It is a strong metal enclosure that can be disassembled for easy packing. The camera can be conveniently accessed via a lockable hatch at the back. Find out more about it here: Camera Housing   Now available in our new online store!   Both of these new camera trap products are available to buy individually or as a bundle. Visit our new store for...

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Remote and Camera-Trap Photography Workshop

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog, News | 0 comments

I’ll be running a workshop on remote and camera trap photography at this year’s Wildscreen Photography Festival (formerly known as WildPhotos)! During the three hour workshop I will cover the basics of firing your camera remotely and go on to explain how you can achieve unique results using devices such as BeetleCams and Copters. I will also cover camera trapping, discussing triggering methods, off camera lighting set-ups, environmental protection and power considerations. At the end there will be a question and answer session. Since running my workshop last year, I have founded Camtraptions Ltd, experimented with copters for filming wildlife, and developed my own motion sensor triggers for DSLR cameras. I will feed these new developments into this year’s workshop. My workshop will run on Friday 24 October between 10.30-13.30. For more information and for tickets visit Wildscreen Photography Festivals. Make sure you stay up-to-date on all the Camtraptions developments by signing up to the newsletter, or by following us on...

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