Capture Your Moment: Phototrap: The Ultimate Photographic Trigger System

Kathleen Reeder will be presenting two learning sessions at Arizona Highways Photo Workshops’ 30th Anniversary Symposium.  Here’s more about her presentation of the “Phototrap: The Ultimate Photographic Trigger System” she will co-present with inventor Bill Forbes.

Long nosed Nectar Bat at Elephant Head in Amado, Arizona
Long nosed Nectar Bat at Elephant Head in Amado, Arizona

In this session, you will learn:

The Phototrap is made in Arizona and offers durable construction in a compact transport case.  The system will work with any camera or flash unit that can be triggered remotely.  The Phototrap can be wired directly to a camera or to flash.  The infrared sensors work in any lighting situation and allow you to capture those challenging photographs.

With the Direct Mode, the emitter and detector beams are placed to face each other in a straight line.  Use this mode for subjects passing through at a high rate of speed such as bats. With the Reflect mode, the beams are set up at angles to each other in a V or L formation.  This mode works well with hummingbirds, bats and other moving subjects, as you can see in the picture below!

Male Broad-billed hummingbird, photographed in Southern Arizona 2012-04-13_296