Hey Guys, Tom here back with Part 2 in the Camera Trap Diaries series!
Today we are talking through the basic set up and gear needed for a DSLR Camera trap, I’ll be talking though my basic camera trap set up and settings, as well as a look at how I keep my gear protected from the elements. In the next instalment I’ll be looking at sensors a little more closely to help you choose the best one for your needs.
Below is a basic kit list to the essential components – excluding the cameras/flashes to help you out finding the right bits, as well as link to an excellent Ebook to help you get started.
Wireless Flash Triggers – Simplest way to wake and fire flashes from sleeping – No rewiring needed..(note each pack contains one trigger and one receiver so you need as many packs as you want flashes… it’s really hard to find separate single receivers!) http://amzn.to/2Bk2pQA
Wired Flash components
SC-28 Primary Cord : http://amzn.to/2BioSxd
SC-27 Secondary Link Cord : https://goo.gl/2Rm7rG
AS-10 Flash Adaptor : http://amzn.to/2BfOJWG
Peli Cases for Camera housings.
1150 for smaller cameras (You have to add your own port): http://amzn.to/2nWgVFw
1300 for an easier build for larger models (simply cut a hole and replace with filter) http://amzn.to/2nLoLTk
For hole cutting… one of these http://amzn.to/2nQbVTZ it has an 86mm blade that is perfect for adding a filter http://amzn.to/2EUx46z
E-book to help with flash setup and wires – http://www.emmanuelrondeau.com/publications/dslr-camera-trap/
For some awesome inspiration check out Terry Whittaker. He has some awesome Camera trap work that you can find on his website here : https://goo.gl/5UWQFa
You can check out more of my work on my website : http://www.tommasonphoto.com/
or over on Instagram + Twitter — @TomMasonPhoto
My gear (Amazon Affiliate Links – 3% of purchase goes to me – you pay nothing extra)
NIkon D850 : http://amzn.to/2DzL5Jq
Nikon D500 : http://amzn.to/2udpstT
Nikon 300 2.8 VR II : http://amzn.to/2wuIrwO
Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR II : http://amzn.to/2wuoENJ
Nikon 24-70mm (Upgrade) : http://amzn.to/2wuFpIG
Nikon 20mm 1.8 G : http://amzn.to/2wukHsy
Nikon 105mm Macro : http://amzn.to/2v8hvmP
Nikon Sb-700 : http://amzn.to/2wut47j
Go Pro (upgrade) : http://amzn.to/2wgXMBM
Peli Card Case : http://amzn.to/2wu3AqS
Rocket Blower : http://amzn.to/2wgRaTX
Manfrotto Pixi Mini : http://amzn.to/2fhnlhX
Bag – Manfrotto Pro Light 230 : http://amzn.to/2wuLMMa
Ronin m : http://amzn.to/2AHGkfu
Music – Epidemic Sound.