Join Paul Taggart for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a GoPro to get aerial footage of the farm, part of GoPro: Creative Photography and Video Techniques.
…So all the workers in the farm who are having their lunch,…I got the quadcopter up in the sky and got some great aerial video footage.…They have different farming activities going on all over their 13 acres, and so…it's a perfect tool to kind of fly over the different areas to get…views looking down.…One of the other great things is that we're on an island and I know we're on…an island but it's taking pictures here on the ground, you don't realize it.…Once I got that quad copter up high enough, I reviewed some of…the footage already on my iPad and I could see the water over there.…
It was a really cool view and…I think even some of the people on the farm had never seen that.…So, that's pretty exciting.…After lunch, one of the workers here named Joshua was out working one of the fields,…preparing to put some seeds in.…So he was tilling it and then putting some compost in.…It was a great time to use the quadcopter.…And instead of going really high with the quadcopter like I've done before,…I actually had it relatively low to the ground, using it almost like a steady cam.…
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