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Any of you do any photography while you hunt? I love taking pictures but am always worried about doing it during my hunts. Would love some dark shots at the location I hunt but I am paranoid to attempt to take some.
 

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I started videoing my own hunts this year but I've always carried a camera and my cell phone and take pictures all the time. I'm sure at some point I will get busted doing it.
 

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Do any of you guys take pictures when it's still dark with the flash? I want to try to get a shot of the mountain and sky at the back of the field i walk in at and one of where I sit. More worried about where i sit spooking anything that might be around with the flash. I walk up a field about 100 yards then cut into the woods and over about 100 yards.
 

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A flash will be a big hindrance for any sort of distant shot at night. It will illuminate only the foreground, get reflection from the highlighted surfaces and then adjust the lighting for the brighter images, blocking anything farther away. You want the camera to adjust for the evening sky. A flash has a very limited distance, varying qualities but maybe an average around 30'. For handheld night shots without flash you are probably looking at a slowest speed of 1/30 sec for steadiness and then whatever your camera can give you for maximum aperture. My experience with flash is that is has no real effect on animals, it "may" cause them to pause but not much else. I think they are accustomed to headlights flashing in the woods and lightning.
 

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Good advice provided regarding turning off the flash if you are trying to take low-light landscape pics. But I have taken low-light pics of deer when the auto-flash was still on, and the deer did not seem to be affected at all by the flash.
 
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