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Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques
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Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques

with Paul Taggart

Video: Introduction

Hi, my name is Paul Taggart. We're going to go to a shell fish farm, an organic farm on an island, The location of the vineyard is perfect for aerial images, so I picked these locations because they have certain elements that I

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Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques
1h 21m Appropriate for all Aug 27, 2014

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Although GoPro HERO cameras are typically used for sports and action shots, the truth is they're useful in any scenario that might challenge your regular DSLR or video camera. Think underwater shoots, down and (literally) dirty perspectives, and quadcopter-mounted aerial video and photography.

It sounds like an ideal set of challenges for photojournalist Paul Taggart, who also shoots video for the Discovery Channel and other media outlets. In this course, he takes us to a farming community in the state of Washington to showcase creative uses for the GoPro HERO, in a variety of situations. He goes deep at a shellfish farm, gets footage from the tractor's perspective at an organic farm, and mounts the GoPro to a quadcopter to get aerial footage at a vineyard. At the end of each chapter, he recaps the shoot and reviews the final still photos and video.

Topics include:
  • Getting the GoPro in the water
  • Using the GoPro on a quadcopter
  • Shooting time lapses with a GoPro
  • Getting motion shots
  • Setting up multimedia GoPro projects
Subjects:
Photography Cameras + Gear Video Shooting Video
Software:
GoPro
Author:
Paul Taggart

Introduction

Hi, my name is Paul Taggart. I'm a photographer and a filmmaker and I'm here in Washington State working on a short documentary project about farming. The unusual thing about this project is I'm going to shoot the entire documentary on GoPro cameras. The GoPro's a tiny little camera that's typically used for action sports. We're going to use this camera in some unusual ways that I could never use my DSLR or a larger video camera. For this story, I picked three separate locations.

We're going to go to a shell fish farm, an organic farm on an island, and we're also going to go to a vineyard. The location of the vineyard is perfect for aerial images, so we're going to mount the GoPro camera on a gimbal underneath a quadcopter, and we're going to send it up hundreds of feet to get some aerial images of a vineyard. I picked these locations because they have certain elements that I think I can really use the GoPro for. So come with me as we explore the amazing landscape of Washington State, the cool farming practices they're doing and also, let's learn a few things about the GoPro camera and storytelling.

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