Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Wildlife Photographer's Guide to High-Speed Tripwire Photography Using the Phototrap





















I am now taking orders for the English version of the manual. This book is an economical alternative to attending the workshops. All the theory and tricks that are covered in the lecture portion of the workshop are included here. Purchase of the manual entitles the client to technical support by telephone (long distance fees may apply) Also, clients who have bought the book and decide to attend the workshop at later date will receive a $75CDN rebate.

-English Version, 35 pages, spiral bound: $75USD plus shipping

-French Version(COMING SOON), 35 pages, spiral bound: $75USD plus shipping


1.) Lighting

1.1) creative flash positioning
1.2) directional lighting
1.3) duration considerations for action
1.4) color temperature
1.4.1) white balance
1.4.2) blue sky and mixed color temperatures
1.5) light modifiers
1.6) water reflections
1.7) supporting hardware suggestions

2.) Setting

2.1) artificial backgrounds
2.2) mixing artificial and natural background elements for depth
2.3) natural lighting
2.4) mixed lighting considerations
2.5) geographic accuracy

3.) Sensor Placement and Calibration

3.1) direct versus Reflect mode
3.2) angular orientation’s effect on sensitivity
3.3) focus calibration and the pendulum method
3.4) the ‘black cotton’ trick

4.) Set-up examples

4.1) “A to B” subjects: the Basilisk
4.2) insects in flight
4.3) hummingbird at flower
4.4) saw whet leaving cavity






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