Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting motion shots by mounting the GoPro to a tractor, part of GoPro: Creative Photography and Video Techniques.
…Once I found out that I was going to come out here to farms and make some…pictures one of the first things I knew I wanted to get was a tractor, because when…I think of farms and farming my brain automatically thinks of a tractor.…And so, goPro's and tractors to me makes perfect sense.…People are always adding GoPros to race cars and motorcycles and…their skateboards and all these kind of exciting things.…And I think you can do the same thing on a tractor.…And I brought along all these fun clamps and different ways to attach it.…
I even have a magnet that you can attach to the tractor.…So today when one of the workers here was doing some, some mowing and…also she was using a front loader to move some hay, I said, 'Wow, this is the moment…I want to whip out all these different mounts and try doing some cool angles.…What it, what is, what is this pedal here?…>> It's my brake.…>> It's your brake, okay.…You know what, I'm going to put it on the frame of that.…I thought that was the frame.…>> Yeah, probably not…
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