Learn how to set up a DSLR camera trap

Learn how to set up a DSLR camera trap

Jaymi Heimbuch

ocelot

Photo: Morgan Heim

This amazing photo of a wild ocelot was taken when a photographer was nowhere in sight. But a photographer spent a lot of time beforehand creating the opportunity for such a shot.

Setting up a good camera trap is key to getting fantastic wildlife shots even after you’re tucked into a warm bed snoozing the night away. Using motion sensors that trigger the camera to take a photo, a photographer can document animals and natural behaviors that we would otherwise never get to see. Read more.