How To Get Next-Level Trail Camera Content
Setting trail cameras has become a sport in itself, with people setting trail cams just for the sport of getting unique photos to share with friends, on social media, and for photo contests. Follow these tips to take your trail camera photos and videos to the next level.
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Think like a Photographer
To become more engaged like a photographer, try this. As you hike around looking at potential spots to set a camera, imagine what the end photo is you want. We suggest even going as far as using your fingers to create a camera frame like you see photographers do on TV – moving around and trying to frame the best shot. Don’t worry, no one is watching to make fun of you. As you do this, you engage yourself in the photography aspect of trail cam’ing and start to visualize the end product.
Work with Your Composition
One of the most basic aspects of good photography is composition. You can control and manipulate composition in your trail cam pics. Keep your horizons level and avoid distractions in the foreground and background as described. Setting a trail camera where the photo has a sense of balance and simplicity will put your photos above most others.
Another unconventional way to control composition and make the photo more interesting if you have a busy background is to climb a tree and take the photo from several feet up looking down. This will change the perspective and the photo completely.
BaseMap Tip: Use BaseMap’s Rivers & Streams layer to identify water sources to place trail cameras on – oftentimes wallows, seeps, and hidden springs will be at the head of these shown streams.
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Quality Over Quantity
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