Ptarmigan Arts presents “Up Close and Personal,” a show of camera trap bird photography by Homer artist Ted Heuer July 7 through 9.
Best known as a woodturner, Ted returns to the theme of his popular May 2022 show and includes a number of new images of local Homer birds and wildlife captured with a motion-activated camera trap. Ted will also offer a collection of turned wooden shorebirds. They will be available for sale along with photo cards, matted prints, and metal prints from 10-7 on First Friday, July 7, and 10-6 on July 8 and 9.
During his 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Refuge System, Ted contributed many images to the System’s photo library. After spending 16 years as the Manager of the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge based out of Fairbanks, Ted and his wife Beth retired and moved to Homer, where they enjoy the many wildlife visitors (particularly sandhill cranes and pheasants) that share their property.
Unlike conventional wildlife photography, which utilizes long-range telephoto lenses, a camera trap system uses a wide-angle lens, a fast shutter speed, and a small aperture to photograph a subject within 1 to 4 feet of the lens. Ted will have his camera and sensor on display and be available to answer questions. Information about his specialized equipment and techniques can be found on his website at https://tedswoodshop.com/camera-trap-photography.