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By Derrick Story | Friday, December 19, 2014

Drool-Worthy Gifts for Lucky Photographers

The quadcopter: a great gift for photographers

What if you weren’t bound by budget when shopping for your favorite photographer?

If a sudden windfall has blessed your bank account, or you have a new credit card in need of a proper maiden voyage, there’s no shortage of extravagant gifts for photographers with terrific taste.

Or just maybe, you’ll want to add these to your own holiday wish list—and send it to a generous aunt.

Hey—it’s fun to dream.

By Richard Harrington | Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Gift-Giver's Guide to GoPro Gear

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Got a GoPro enthusiast on your list this season? You can be sure to bring a little joy into his or her life with the following add-ons.

They’re are all items that I’ve personally tested and used in the making of our lynda.com Shooting with the GoPro HERO series, including Fundamentals, Car and Motorcycle Mounts, and Action Sports.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, November 15, 2014

GoPro Mounts for Your Car, Chest, and More

GoPro mounts are available for all scenarios

GoPro cameras are so versatile—and they need mounting accessories that are just as adaptable. GoPro and third-party manufacturers have accessories to help you get those tough-to-reach angles.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I demonstrate several options for GoPro mounts.

By Richard Harrington | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Developing GoPro Time Lapse with GoPro Studio

Developing GoPro Time-lapses with GoPro Studio

Ready to put together your GoPro time lapse? Try GoPro’s free non-linear editor, GoPro Studio.

Not only can you stitch your time lapse together, but you can stylize it to the look you want.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I will walk you through using GoPro Studio to create an amazing time lapse.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, October 11, 2014

Create a Panning Time Lapse with a GoPro

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Shooting time lapse with your GoPro? Take your GoPro time lapse to the next level by adding movement while shooting.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I walk you through the essential gear and equipment you need to create a panning GoPro time lapse.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 02, 2014

Modifying a GoPro Camera Case for Professional Shoots

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The GoPro began solely as an action camera. But now GoPros have mounts and cases that let you film in a multitude of scenarios—which makes them appealing for use on television and film sets.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I explore different ways to adapt the GoPro camera case for professional shooting situations.

By Jim Heid | Saturday, June 21, 2014

Room with a View: Shooting a Time-Lapse Video from a Hotel Window

Room with a View: Shooting a Time-Lapse Video from a Hotel Window

Frank Lloyd Wright used to say there are two kinds of people: nesters and perchers. Nesters like to be tucked among woods; perchers prefer being high atop hills.

I’m a percher, especially when I’m on the road. In hotels, I always try to score an upper-floor room with a view. It’s great for cityscape photography and for one of my new photographic interests: time-lapse photography.

Inspired by Richard Harrington’s courses on time-lapse photography and on the GoPro HERO cameras, I’ve begun taking my GoPro camera and its suction-cup mount with me when I travel. When I check in to a room with a view, I know there’s a time-lapse movie in my future.

On a recent trip to Boston, my wife and I scored a room on the 36th floor of a hotel in the city’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. With views of Copley Square, the Hancock Tower, and some of downtown Boston’s busiest streets, it was a perfect perch for shooting this time-lapse video.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, February 14, 2014

Getting a GoPro in the air: DSLR Video Tips

Flying a GoPro camera

Explore this course at lynda.com.

Shooting with a GoPro allows you to mount it almost anywhere; its small size lets you really push the envelope when capturing your life experiences. Join Robbie and me as we get the GoPro flying with a quadcopter. We’ll walk through important steps on protecting a GoPro before it takes off, operating the quadcopter, and ensuring a smooth flight. Things could get a bit turbulent as you learn how to fly your camera, but the more you practice, the easier it becomes. Enjoy the ride!

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