How to catch a mouse, humanely and on camera


Remember the PocketWizard we mentioned a while back, that powerful remote strobe setup? Jim Clark, the creator of that device, recently found himself in possession of a minor mouse problem. Being a nice guy, an engineer, and a photographer, he decided that he was going to catch the mouse safely and catch it all on film. Er, sensor. Digital back. You know what I mean.

The solution he rigged up is pretty great. After testing out the setup with a sound sensor to make sure the flash would work the way he wanted, he set out a cutting board with a glob of peanut butter on the end, balanced over a trash can.

It worked, of course, and the photos turned out great. Sucks to have a piece of peanut butter the size of your head stuck to your leg — delicious, though.