HuntStand Hunting App
Taking solo backcountry pictures
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Jasper 18-Jul-21
JohnMC 18-Jul-21
Scrappy 18-Jul-21
JTreeman 18-Jul-21
wyobullshooter 18-Jul-21
Jethro 18-Jul-21
jstephens61 18-Jul-21
ohiohunter 18-Jul-21
wyobullshooter 18-Jul-21
Jasper 18-Jul-21
APauls 18-Jul-21
jstephens61 19-Jul-21
Z Barebow 19-Jul-21
Smtn10PT 19-Jul-21
Ermine 19-Jul-21
Jasper 19-Jul-21
Scrappy 19-Jul-21
BigSkyHntr 19-Jul-21
t-roy 19-Jul-21
Norseman 19-Jul-21
Jasper 19-Jul-21
JohnMC 19-Jul-21
t-roy 19-Jul-21
BigSkyHntr 19-Jul-21
Cheesehead Mike 19-Jul-21
Bentstick54 19-Jul-21
Mule Power 20-Jul-21
DanaC 20-Jul-21
elkmtngear 20-Jul-21
Grey Ghost 20-Jul-21
Nick Muche 20-Jul-21
Nick Muche 20-Jul-21
Hunt98 22-Jul-21
WYelkhunter 22-Jul-21
Bowfreak 22-Jul-21
Jasper 23-Jul-21
Cheesehead Mike 24-Jul-21
160andup 25-Jul-21
From: Jasper
18-Jul-21
How do you take solo pics? Not scenery type pics, self pics with you and your trophy or candid shots with you included? I’ve used self timers and an App called Hey Camera that works great via voice control but I’m not sure if it needs WiFi or cell service to work? Anyone know? Anyone use remote controls? I have an IPhone 10 and a Panasonic LUMIX DMC FZ150 I’ll be carrying. Thanks!

From: JohnMC
18-Jul-21
The ten second timer built into your iPhone works well enough to get in picture. No WiFi/service required.

Sometimes the tricker part is get camera to stay in place to take pic. I have a otter box defend case. I cut out corner belt clip piece that holds phone and case. So now I can see screen and camera not blocked and can clip belt clip on limb or pack to hold camera in place. Works well for hero shots. Also worksfor clipping ito a blind and videoing a turkey coming in.

From: Scrappy
18-Jul-21

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There is like a million of these on the market that come with the Bluetooth remote. Thats the remote you can ?? in my right hand.

From: JTreeman
18-Jul-21
What Scrappy said. Only way to go. Period.

—Jim

18-Jul-21
I use a tripod made for iPhones that I bought on Amazon. The legs bend so it doesn’t matter how level the ground is. They also wrap around branches so it’s easy to get a level shot. I also have a remote that I never use. Like JohnMC, the 10 second timer is more than sufficient for me.

From: Jethro
18-Jul-21

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Clip-shot to hold the phone and Bluetooth shutter remote to snap the pics.

From: jstephens61
18-Jul-21
2x on Clip Shot. Been using one for years with the timer on the iPhone.

From: ohiohunter
18-Jul-21

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This could be handy.

18-Jul-21

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^^^^ That’s similar to what I use.

From: Jasper
18-Jul-21
How do you take solo pics? Not scenery type pics, self pics with you and your trophy or candid shots with you included? I’ve used self timers and an App called Hey Camera that works great via voice control but I’m not sure if it needs WiFi or cell service to work? Anyone know? Anyone use remote controls? I have an IPhone 10 and a Panasonic LUMIX DMC FZ150 I’ll be carrying. Thanks!

From: APauls
18-Jul-21
Any bendy leg tripod and a good quality phone camera is about as good as you can do without packing more weight.

From: jstephens61
19-Jul-21

From: Z Barebow
19-Jul-21
Per Jethro. BT Shutter and Clip Shot w/phone suction cup.

From: Smtn10PT
19-Jul-21
iPhone timer and 10 shot burst

From: Ermine
19-Jul-21
I’ve taken almost all my hunting pics myself. I use a camera on a tripod and use a self timer

From: Jasper
19-Jul-21
Thanks guys! Do you need service/WiFi for the remote to work?

From: Scrappy
19-Jul-21
Nope just Bluetooth

From: BigSkyHntr
19-Jul-21
Clip shot is great!

From: t-roy
19-Jul-21
I’ve heard of guys taking video, rather than still shots, then going in and selecting images from the video clip. I’ve never tried it myself, so don’t know how well it works, but if it does, it would sure save a bunch of time, by only having to shoot one or two videos and turning the critter’s head to several different poses, as well as positioning yourself in different positions.

From: Norseman
19-Jul-21
There are voice command camera apps as well.

From: Jasper
19-Jul-21
Troy, someone told me that taking stills from a video works except the resulting pics are not of the same pixel quality. Not sure if that’s true

From: JohnMC
19-Jul-21
Troy that might work to show someone your phone with a picture on it. But you would not want to print it.

From: t-roy
19-Jul-21
Thanks guys.

From: BigSkyHntr
19-Jul-21

19-Jul-21
Yep, I use one of those bendy leg tripods and a cheap Bluetooth remote. I used to do the 10 photo burst thing but the remote is so much more convenient. No hurrying to get into position and only takes photos precisely when you want. I also like to shoot a little video with my story of the hunt and the remote works great for that.

From: Bentstick54
19-Jul-21

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I picked up a cheap selfie stick from Walmart for my iPhone , cut the end off and pulled the wires out. It fits on the nock end of an arrow, so I clip my phone in, slip it on the arrow, stick the arrow in the ground, and set the timer on my phone. It’s 7” long, weighs nothing, and is always in my daypack.

From: Mule Power
20-Jul-21
X5 on the Clip-Shot

From: DanaC
20-Jul-21
How well taking single frames from a video clip works will depend on the video quality, both pixel count and frames-per-second.

Cheap 'arrow' mount is 3-4 inches of 1/4-20 threaded rod, or long bolt with the head cut off. Remove the nock from the arrow, stick arrow in ground, thread shank into camera and stick into arrow. BUT you'll need an arrow ID larger than .250. Alternately, fashion a slip-over from a piece of old aluminum arrow that fits the end of your arrow. (Dang now I gotta go check my 'junk' pile.)

From: elkmtngear
20-Jul-21

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My phone is set up for voice activation...if I say "shoot", it goes off. I pack a mini tripod, that can also be attached to a tree limb if desired, or to my trekking pole/umbrella.

From: Grey Ghost
20-Jul-21
My iPhone 11 can shoot video with resolution up to 4K at 60 FPS. The resulting still pics that can be captured from video are excellent, even for printing.

Matt

From: Nick Muche
20-Jul-21

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Rocks stacked up and a point and shoot camera

From: Nick Muche
20-Jul-21

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Backpack held up by an arrow, and an iPhone set on a timer.

From: Hunt98
22-Jul-21
Taking video with the front (you might get lower resolution vs the rear camera) camera so you can see how it will turn out. Taking screen shots from the video works for me.

From: WYelkhunter
22-Jul-21
Clips shot, it is tiny and easy to use. I also have one that is very small the I can clip 3 arrows into to make a tripod. Can't remember what it is called.

From: Bowfreak
22-Jul-21
Small little adjustable tripod and a Bluetooth remote. Works great!

From: Jasper
23-Jul-21
Thanks guys! Do you need service/WiFi for the remote to work?

24-Jul-21
No, you don't need service or wifi for a Bluetooth remote to work.

From: 160andup
25-Jul-21
MUCH higher quality if you just use the timer on your phone vs. taking a screenshot of a video

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