From Paper Weight to Camera: Using the Old Smartphone for Digiscoping

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Pocket change, receipts, and ballpoint pens; these items only scratch the surface of the littered mess inside my nightstand drawers and closet shelves. For me, the catch-all drawer next to my bed also includes pocket knives, screws, and trail camera cards. However, if you look a little closer, the elephant in the drawer is my old iPhone 7-plus, and, for … Read More

Why Digiscoping is for the Birds

I used to think that birdwatching was reserved for elderly couples. To be completely honest, the vision of Thurston and Lovey Howell sitting in the shade on Gilligan’s Island with binoculars in hand usually came to mind. It turns out, it’s quite a popular hobby for people of all ages from all over the world. It should come as no … Read More

6 Easy Smartphone Hacks for Capturing, Recording, and Sharing Images

You know those times when you’re gawking out the window and find yourself focused on an interesting bird, squirrel, or another critter? These moments can be interesting, thought-provoking, and even humorous. You snap back into consciousness, realizing that you’ve been captivated for minutes. As a sportsman, this occurs for me frequently – not just from the house, but the blind, … Read More

How to Fully Utilize Turkey Hunting and Digiscoping for Present and Future Success

I’ve often said that scouting is hunting – and digiscoping is scouting. Are you following? Scouting year-round is an integral part of future success. If you’re not using digiscoping toward this end, you’re robbing yourself of a great opportunity. Attaining images and video of distant game animals, travel patterns, and land features is a chance to do real planning for … Read More

Leveraging Photo-Enhancing Apps for Digiscoping Success

I started my digiscoping journey capturing whitetails from hunting blinds and tree stands. While hunting continues to be my main reason for digiscoping, I’ve learned to utilize it in other outdoor endeavors as well. From birdwatching to vacation photo tours, this simple and affordable photography method has been a real game-changer. One of my favorite digiscoping activities is enlarging and … Read More

6 Basic Things You Need for Vacation Digiscoping on the Go

When the chill of winter starts to fade, visions of vacation time with friends and family consume the thoughts of many. From extensive ventures overseas to treks to the beach or area parks, the smell of spring and anticipation of summer means it’s time to hit the road or friendly skies. With leisure time in new places comes photography opportunities … Read More

What is Digiscoping Anyway? Understanding the Basics

Ever since the advent of cameras, capturing imagery has been an activity treasured by many. However, the interest in photography has increased exponentially since the days when photos were accompanied by a pop of sound and a flash of smoke.  Photography, in general, entails a lot of concepts, terms, and equipment that’s lost on the average Joe wanting to click … Read More

Valuable Digiscoping Opportunities

Leisure Time and Summer Vacation Means Valuable Digiscoping Opportunities Anything worthwhile takes time and work. In my experience, this axiom usually holds up.  Fine-tuning your digiscoping game is no different.  While starting your digiscoping journey is easy, reaping the benefits it adds to your hunting pursuits is cumulative. It only improves by applying it; practicing it.  As hunters, we cherish … Read More

The Phone Skope Universal Adapter: A Good Alternative and a Great Plan B

There are many opportunities to digiscope. Hunting trips, scouting days, hikes, and camping trips. Indeed, digiscoping the animals, landscapes, and people associated with these outdoor ventures is a rewarding and fun endeavor.  There are many pluses to this mode of capturing outdoor adventure. Digiscoping is lightweight, easy, and involves taking the very item you were going to have on your … Read More

5 Great Inexpensive Hunting Binoculars for Digiscoping

Tightwad; Cheapskate; I’ve been called these and much worse when it comes to my spending habits. When it comes to hunting, optics are a must and they come in many different styles, magnification, field of view, durability; and price. In most cases, you get what you pay for, and higher-end optics definitely have their place. In fact, I recommend that … Read More