Looking to make your own DSLR camera trap housing? You’ve come to the right place. Camera trapping is an increasingly popular technique, and it’s rather addictive too. The ability to leave your DSLR camera out for days or weeks at a time, watching and waiting 24 hours a day, has revolutionised the wildlife photography field. Now it is possible to take photos of rare animals, such as jaguars or leopards, at night. But it doesn’t need to be a big cat, as camera trapping can be used even in your own back garden with the likes of foxes and badgers.
But if you’re going to leave your camera out and exposed to the elements, then you need to build yourself a DSLR camera housing. This tutorial will look at the best way, trusted by almost all camera trapping photographers to date, to build your housing. Watch our video tutorial below, and refer to the rest of the article for more specific guidance.