Digital Images by David & Stephanie Salter
A tripod, remote shutter release and time exposures are the typical night photography tools without a flash or speedlight. However, trail and thermal cameras are also becoming popular for night photography. Above Xmas photograph was made in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
The above night photos were taken in the Mountains of Arizona. The images were made with a motion-activated trail camera that uses infrared light. Infrared does not alarm the animals but is strongly reflected by their retinas. The drawbacks to using infrared illumination are that the images are in black & white and the focus is soft--especially if the animals are moving quickly (such as the bobcat) but it's fun to see what critters are lurking about your campsite at night.