My Inspiration: I begin a journey into DSLR camera trapping!

For the last few years, I have been in awe of some of the incredible DSLR camera trap from a range of British wildlife photographers and those working on the more elusive animals found in remote places all over the world. Being a keen Bushnell trailcam user, I have always thought I would like to have a go at camera trapping with my ‘proper’ camera.

If you are not familiar with this technique, it is well worth taking a look at some of the inspirational UK photographers that are using this technique with incredible results. I have chosen two photographers who I have met and  have followed over the last few years. It is their work that has inspired me to finally take the plunge and have a go myself!

There are many more great photographers out there capturing stunning DSLR camera trap images, but I love the fact that these 2 guys do most of their work here in the UK.


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Check out Jamie’s website HERE

Completely self-taught, Jamie has closely followed other notable photographers in order to gain inspiration on methodology, but Jamie is noted as being an innovative and unique photographer. The inventive images that Jamie pursues have resulted in him winning the Urban Wildlife category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2013, featuring urban deer on a housing estate in a London suburb. No other stills photographer had attempted to capture the unusual behaviour of these usually elusive animals before this, and taking this series of pictures resulted in a momentous effort of travelling to and from Leicester every other night over a three week period – all whilst he was still employed.

At the start of 2014, Jamie was approached to feature in a series of photos for a feature in a series of Come and See videos for Canon as a result of previous work and being a Canon user. They also commissioned him to take a series of photos for a future advertising campaign, released later this year (2014).

These days, Jamie concentrates much of his time on using the DSLR camera trap concept to capture normal behaviour in a variety of species – a technique which is usually used as a research tool to gather information. Jamie has already gained quick notoriety for his camera trap photography, winning the British Wildlife category in the BBC Wildlife Camera Trap competition in 2013 and again in 2014.


Image by Jamie Hall

Image by Jamie Hall



Image by Jamie Hall

Image by Jamie Hall



Image by Jamie Hall

Image by Jamie Hall



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Check out Richard’s website HERE

Richard Peters is a UK based professional photographer and Nikon Ambassador, with a style that often favours dramatic light and contrast. Through capturing a combination of mood, tones and atmosphere within his wildlife images, Richard’s work has been awarded internationally including twice in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year plus, in 2015, being named the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. 

Alongside his striking images Richard also hosts talks which have included venues such as the London Natural History Museum, regularly writes articles for the UK’s leading photographic press and has had work displayed around the world in joint and solo exhibitions, from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC to London’s Brick Lane.