How to make and use an Infrared Camera Trap
How-to’s and uses of using a DIY Phototrap to capture photographs of animals and birds. A Phototrap is a device that uses an Infrared beam (much like in a garage door or a home alarm) to send a signal to your camera every time the invisible beam is broken. This type of device can be very useful when photographing elusive animals, extreme weather, all night long when you need the sleep or just the having ability to photograph in more than one location.
In this video, you can see how to build and use an infrared camera trap.
It comprehensively explains the parts and the features. It was put it together using some old and some new parts. The video also includes some examples of the photographs it captured and tips and tricks for making your own. Each part is clearly displayed and its purpose defined.
You can also see how he attracts birds to a tree set up, sets up the lighting and the end results.
Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions or tips on how we can improve our own camera trap.