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GoPro crazy

December 19, 2013 at 05:51 AM

The GoPro is an extremely useful tool that can spice up a topic that may have limited visual appeal.

The bottom line is you don’t have to jump a canyon with your motorcycle to use the GoPro effectively.

The side benefit is you can shoot exciting pictures without having to test our nation’s healthcare system in the process.

Here is a video shot at a local sledding hot spot with my son, Philip, last weekend.

The sledding hill

Here’s a picture of the camera attached to the snowboard. Use an adhesive camera mounting shoe (with peel-off backing). 

This is one of my favorites from the past year, an introduction to the Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery near Topeka.

The GoPro is used underwater in fish tanks and runways to provide an unusual perspective.

In this video, the GoPro is used to supplement footage shot with a regular video camera (A Canon Vixia).

One teaching point here, is that this video is not intended to show the viewer: “Look! I have a GoPro!”

It is used hopefully to advance the story in an interesting way.

Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery

The GoPro also is a great tool for timelapse photography.

When I take the kayak out, I put the GoPro in the mounting shoe on the bow and let it record one picture per second for the duration of the trip.

Here is one of my favorites:

Timelapse kayak tour

Here is one more for the road. Happy shooting in 2014!

Prairie timelapse




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