Proper Trail Camera Deployment
Trail Camera Overview
Setting up a Camera
Choosing Settings and a Location
Placing the camera 5ft high at a 5-15 degree downward angle is also the ideal height for the infrared range. Having the camera too low will cause a bright spot closer to the camera as the infrared light isn’t dispersing out to its maximum range. Having the camera too high can shoot the infrared over the top of the subject causing dark images.
Finally, camera placement is key when it comes to picture quality. The photos above are a great example of this. As you can see, with the camera too low it can cause light to bounce off the ground and onto the subject causing motion blur. Motion blur cannot be eliminated completely, but it can be reduced with the correct placement and settings. To help compensate for nighttime motion blur, the camera has three-night mode settings, Min. Blur, Balanced, and Max Range. Use these settings along with the correct camera placement to get the best overall infrared images.
As you can see, camera placement is extremely important and should not be overlooked. Next time you experience your camera missing pictures, trouble with the infrared range, or have motion-blurred images, think about how you have the camera placed and make the proper adjustments. Do not be afraid to move your cam around till you find the perfect spot to get pics like this: