Remote-Control Capture

Have you ever wondered how to capture those elusive wildlife images you often seen in magazines and websites?

Photographing wildlife often requires you to work quietly, or even remotely from your camera. In cases where you can’t manually trigger your camera, devices such as remote shutter releases are very useful. This photography class covers remote shutter release techniques for bird or wildlife photography. Karl explains different methods for triggering your camera remotely and shows you his unique setup for capturing some amazing wildlife shots of seagulls.

You’ll learn how to use this technique to shoot remotely. As Karl explains each step, you’ll be able to follow along and try this yourself.

In this class:

  • How to photograph wildlife
  • Types of cable/shutter release
  • Using shutter release cables for wildlife photography
  • Equipment for wildlife photography

Questions? Please post them in the comments section below.


    1. Hi, yes for this sort of shot I would usually have a filter to protect the lens. Often I have a filter for other reasons such as neutral density or polarisation which also serves to protect the lens.

    1. Hi, I just use manual focus and preset it where I think the action will take place. This is also a wide angle lens so it naturally has greater depth of field.

  1. karl im trying to find that infrared shutter to use it in splash and sports photography, i been looking for something to trigger the camera when the subject pass by, but i cant find anything like that to buy it, can u help me? thx 😀

  2. I visited Guernsey in the spring and have photos from that exact spot. I’ve also got a piece of pink granite on my fireplace right under the TV that I’m watching this on. Small world.

  3. You don’t need to hide from Seagulls in St Ives, Cornwall…..a seagull saw the ice cream in my hand a nicked it on a fly-by raid! Next time my partner will hold the ice cream and I shall have my camera in hand – live bait 🙂

  4. Hi Karl,

    I have noticed that in some instances you are not using the lens hood at all. Besides the cases when you are using filters, is this anyhow related to the lenses’ angle of view only or there are also some other reasons behind it?

    1. Hi Bogdan, I try to use them where ever possible, also in the studio. The exceptions to this will be if I’m using filters or I’ve just forgotten or left it behind!

    1. Hi Saralyn, I’ve had this one for 15 years, I’m not even sure what it is but it has solid metal legs that fold around together in the same way a C-stand does.

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