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Snapzoom and the Apple Watch

Erin Lodi

We are amazed with how well Snapzoom works with the new Apple Watch!

Using the Apple Watch Camera Remote app, you can take photos from up to 30 feet away and review them instantly right on your wrist. The burst mode even allows for 11 shots to be snapped at once.

We've created a simple video to show how anyone can attach most any optic to most any smartphone using Snapzoom, and then capture images remotely using the Apple Watch.

But don't just take our word for it, watch the Apple Watch and Snapzoom in action:

Taking better birding photos through … dance?

Erin Lodi

We were excited to meet with some of the world’s top digiscopers at the World Digiscoper Meeting in Florida recently, and also had a chance to show off what Snapzoom can do. We captured these images during our trip using Snapzoom, a Swarovski Optik 65 STX spotting scope and an iPhone 6 plus.

Being around such amazing photographers was inspiring, and we picked up a few tips we thought we’d pass on too.

Tara Tanaka, named the Swarovski Digiscoper of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, was wonderful to watch in action. She noted that it takes a lot of practice and knowledge of birds and their environment to capture video like this, but we also found it fascinating to observe her stance behind the camera. She stands low, with her knees bent, and remains very fluid, almost dancing behind the camera. She told us it’s important fall into a rhythm with her subjects.

We’re not sure our dance moves could keep up, but we loved seeing this strategy executed so flawlessly. What moves make you a better digiscoper?