One of the keys to the uniqueness and beauty of camera trap photographs is the lighting. To create compelling lighting, a weatherproof studio of sorts is set up in the woods. The components include camera, motion sensor, and several off-camera flashes. Everything is secured in protective housings to guard against rain and assaults from insects and varmints.
The workhorse of the camera trap, this small waterproof box with an articulating mounting arm contains a PIR motion sensor, programmable on-off timer and radio transmitter.