Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Documenting the shellfish farmers with a GoPro, part of Creative GoPro Photography and Video Techniques.
…When I arrived at the shellfish farm this morning,…I wasn't quite sure what all I'd actually be photographing today.…I knew there would be some interesting activities going on, but…I've never been to a facility like this before.…I lucked out because one of the employees, marco, came along with us.…I didn't know what I was getting involved in, so…it was really great to have somebody that really knew the process.…What's also great is they actually used go pros as part of their work here.…To watch the shoreline change for low and…high tide, and so he actually knows a bit about go pro's and…he came to the table with some creative ideas that really helped me out, and one…of the best parts was he actually had a big weight that they used to do this that…had a metal stand on it that we were able to put a clamp on and then put our go pro.…
So he helped us carry it down to the shore, set it up, and…we ran the time lapse for about two hours, I think.…So hopefully, when I look at this footage,…we're going to have the camera from being dry and…
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.
- 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