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Combining the Olympus 8mm fisheye with PhotoPills for a unique night view
The 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens is on loan to me from Olympus, and after using it just a bit, I’m...
How to find the Milky Way
The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until "Milky Way season," about April through October. Get away from light. Look south....
Seven tips to help you photograph the NEOWISE comet
The NEOWISE comet was discovered by a space telescope built at Utah State University, where I now work. I think...
How to use off-camera flash and long exposure to create a night portrait
I love nighttime photography. There is such a sense of magic in capturing a scene despite the lack of visible...
How did I choose my night photography tripod?
I do long exposure photography almost exclusively, so I look for specific qualities in tripods. If I photograph a series...
Get Ready to Remote, Part 2: Advanced Camera Traps
There are places that can be too difficult to stay with a camera and shoot, there are events that are...

How to find the Milky Way

The short version Northern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about April through October. Get away from light. Look south. Southern Hemisphere: Wait until “Milky Way season,” about September through March. Get away from light. Look high up. Short and

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Get Ready to Remote, Part 2: Advanced Camera Traps

There are places that can be too difficult to stay with a camera and shoot, there are events that are too dangerous to be around when they occur, and there are animals that are too shy of humans to ever get near to photograph. This is when photographers turn to using Photo or Camera Traps, a way to capture these types of images or video from a distance by remote control.  

In part 1 of this series, I covered the fundamentals of creating a simple remote camera trap. Now that you have that skill in your proverbial photography toolbox, let’s talk about more advanced setups and how to use the Platypod to support multi-light nighttime photo traps and remote video capture.

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Get Ready to Remote, Part 2: Advanced Camera Traps

There are places that can be too difficult to stay with a camera and shoot, there are events that are too dangerous to be around when they occur, and there are animals that are too shy of humans to ever get near to photograph. This is when photographers turn to using Photo or Camera Traps, a way to capture these types of images or video from a distance by remote control.  

In part 1 of this series, I covered the fundamentals of creating a simple remote camera trap. Now that you have that skill in your proverbial photography toolbox, let’s talk about more advanced setups and how to use the Platypod to support multi-light nighttime photo traps and remote video capture.

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