iphone wildlife photos

May 25, 2013 TutorialsWildlife Photography  No comments

I was on facebook the other day and had noticed an advertisement for a weatherproof housing you put your iphone in and set up near your bird feeder or bird bath to remotely take photos.  I thought, I bet I can do this cheap!

I went through the app store, reading as many reviews as I could for all of the various apps.  I figured out that the best option for me…if I was going to set the iphone up on a tripod near a bird feeder and use the ipad to trigger the camera, that I needed a bluetooth app.

So, I went with this one HERE (this is a link to the free app, I do believe the one I have is a paid app, so there might be another version).

We have wifi but once you’re outside of the house it really doesn’t work, so I wanted the bluetooth app so I could set up the iphone farther out by my bird feeders.  The other day I had a root canal, and it was a fairly long procedure and I’m pretty sore from it so I didn’t really want to do any kind of strenuous activity today.  What I decided to do was set up the iphone on a tripod on my deck, so I could watch from inside the house on the couch with the ipad and snap photos as the birds or squirrels visited it.

Here are some of my results!

ps-squirrel copy

I edited this in photoshop a bit to boost the colors a little.

Immature Grackle, I actually cropped this in photoshop so you could see the details that the iphone camera can pick up.

Immature Grackle, I actually cropped this in photoshop so you could see the details that the iphone camera can pick up.

 

This was really a cool little project.  In the future I plan to set the iphone up on the tripod near the bird feeders in my yard and see what else I can get :)

 

I had one friend say she couldn’t get the phone to sync with the other device, don’t forget to make sure that your bluetooth is ‘ON’ in your settings, that could cause them not to sync up.

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