Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the options for GoPro use on a farm, part of GoPro: Creative Photography and Video Techniques.
…When I first arrived at Persephone Farms, we drove up this small gravel road,…through a forest.…And I was thinking, there's supposed to be a farm here?…I've never seen anything like this, it's all these really, big, tall trees.…And once we came through the clearing, it's this idyllic, peaceful farm.…I've never really seen anything like it.…One thing that was surprising that was I thought,…oh this is going to be nice, quiet day.…Wow, was I wrong.…There's a bunch of people here working really, really hard,…and from the minute we stepped on the grounds, it was activity, activity,…activity, shooting, shooting, shooting.…
I could hardly keep up with these people.…>> Your 25 acre to a sheep farm, and now I'm here.…>> So you just keep downsizing?…>> Yeah, yeah, I like to see, you know I've worked a lot with machinery and…tractors and all that stuff.…>> Once I got out of the car, I met Rebecca, one of the owners of this farm.…And before I could hardly get the cameras and…memory in my GoPros we were already off and doing something.…
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