How to set up a Trail Camera

Unlike DSLR cameras, trail cameras have relatively fewer and simpler settings. You can set the function through the environment, which is essential for obtaining high-quality photos. You can customize the number of continuous shooting, shooting intervals, etc. The correct setting of the hunting camera directly affects whether you will miss high-quality photos of wildlife. In this article, we will discuss different settings. Help you better use trap cameras to capture photos and videos of local wildlife.


1. Trail Camera shot mode:

Camera shot modes include a single photo, continuous shooting, time interval, and video. Which shot mode you choose depends on your purpose of use.

- If you want to capture close-up photos of animals with bait, the single photo shot mode may work best.

- If you want to capture cute shots of animals with a greater chance, then the continuous shooting mode is the most suitable. Using this mode will unexpectedly find some high-quality pictures. But this also means that a lot of memory will be consumed.

- If you want to take a lot of shots of a specific animal, you can choose a suitable interval to take hundreds of photos in a row. Of course, you need to set a suitable time interval to prevent battery power consumption.

- If you want to record the complete picture of the animal, you can choose the video recording mode, which will automatically record when the animal triggers the motion sensor. You can get a whole animal video.


2. The placement of the camera:

When installing and placing a hunting camera, you need to consider multiple factors, including installation, placement height, camera direction, etc.


- Trail camera installation

It is important to choose a location where the camera can be installed safely without falling off easily. Most people choose to install the camera on the tree. At this time, you need to carry the SD card and laptop for on-site testing and viewing. Ensure that the installation location can directly record the animals on the ground.


- Camera height

When choosing the height of the camera, you should consider the size of the animal you want to capture. If you choose a large animal, then you should place it in a higher position to capture a full photo of the animal. If it is a small animal, it should be placed in a lower position, so as not to be too far away to see the whole picture of the animal.


- Camera Direction

The camera direction is also one of the important factors. Because other directions will cause direct sunlight to hit the camera, it will trigger the camera to shoot by mistake and also affect the color of the photo. Therefore, we suggest that the best place for the camera should be facing north.


The above are suggestions on how to set up a trail camera. At the same time, please watch how to avoid the common wrong setting of the trail camera, so that you can use it better.

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