Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Recapping the GoPro shoot at the farm, part of GoPro: Creative Photography and Video Techniques.
…While reviewing the imagine of Persephone Farms just outside of Seattle,…I realized I had a lot of image files.…The reason for…this is because I was shooting in a time lapse mode on the GoPro.…That's because I was mounting my GoPro to a quadcopter.…And just like when I was using a pole cam underwater,…I wasn't able to hit the record button.…I can't hit the record button on my GoPro when it's a thousand feet in…the air either.…So that time lapse mode enables me to record still images,…at this case every half second.…You can set that up for one second, two seconds, three seconds and…so on, different intervals.…
But for me, since my quadcopter has a limited amount of battery power,…I did half second, that way I had lots of images to choose from.…This was a good decision, because by using the half second intervals, I have lots of…image choices, and I also got to see all the different areas of their farm.…This vantage point of being really high up in the air also showed me something I…wasn't expecting.…I could actually have their farm in the foreground.…
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