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.
You can find out a lot more about Richard’s project, as well as learn a huge amount of information about how you can use these techniques and more, in his comprehensive ebook ‘Back Garden Safari’.
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