2014-08-11 One Last Morning

Rod Stewart sang the question: “Every picture tells a story, don’t it?” Telling stories… Ideally Rod would be right. Sadly, some stories can’t be told with a single photo. There are those that take a series. Consider this challenge: Photograph, or more accurately, document the tearing down of one home and the construction of a […]

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Hyperlapse

I love my GoPro cameras. One is a constant companion in my backpack. A few years ago, I had an idea to shoot a behind-the-scenes time lapse of my near constant travel (e.g. coming/going to the airport, planes taking off/landing). I put fifteen or so videos in the can but soon gave up on the […]

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In this tutorial, see how to control a GoPro HERO camera remotely, using a Wi-Fi network. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. This tutorial is a single movie from the Shooting with the GoPro HERO: Car and Motorcycle Mounts course by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course is 1 hour and 28 minutes and shows how to […]

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In this tutorial, explore the Flow-Mow and Camalapse.  These are accessories for the GoPro and compact cameras that rotates the camera 360 degrees. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Came…. Thanks to LensRentals.com for gear support. You can catch Rich Harrington, Ron Risman, and Keith Kiska for a workshop on Timelapse photography in the Valley of Fire | October 19—26th. This […]

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GoPro just announced a new mount today primarily designed for those into the “other” kind of shooting.  The mount is called the  Sportsman Mount but it looks useful to photographers as well.  It’s designed to clamp to any object that’s between 0.4” to 0.9” (10mm to 23mm) in diameter. This look to me like it may be well-suited […]

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One of my favorite ways to make a break from the normal daily routine is to grab the kids and a GoPro Hero and head for the hills in search of water. Fortunately, here in the Blue Ridge mountains of SW Virginia this is but a matter of choosing a direction and within minutes we’re […]

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Did you know that your GoPro camera can be set to record stills and video at the same time?  This means that while you’re recording footage you can also have it occasionally shoot still frames too (at a much higher resolution). This workflow is great when you have a camera mounted in a hard to […]

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I’ve been shooting a lot with small cameras lately. I’ve been on a quest to experiment with mounting multiple cameras in many places.  This has mainly taken place with GoPro cameras for shooting both stills and videos. My go-to piece of grip gear has been my collection of GorillaPods.  From mounting on the ground to wrapping […]

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I’ve been working with a great athlete lately Zach DiPaolo.  He flies through the air on motorbikes (a skill I can’t possibly fathom to develop). To do this I needed some specialty gear. This week, Director of Photography Jim Ball and I set out to really capture Zach in as many ways as possible. I […]

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I love getting interesting angles and point-of-view shots.  One of the best thing about shooting with GoPro cameras is that their size allows for the cameras to be positioned or even held by a subject. I have tried several different versions of GoPro poles (made by different third-party vendors).  They all essentially work the same. […]

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Note: This is a workflow in progress.  I’m going to show the first results.   I’ve lately become fascinated with making time-lapses from hotel windows.  I’ve been trying to figure out ways to create interesting things from the views I get traveling the world.  The latest attempt focusses on things I can make that show […]

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PSTimelapse

Let me show you how to  put a timelapse image sequence together.  For this tutorial I’ll use a series of images shot on a GoPro camera.This video comes from my DSLR Tips show on Lynda.com.

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The GoPro camera is often known for its ability to shoot fast-paced action footage.  But it turns out its a good time-lapse camera too.  Because of its small size, you can mount it nearly anywhere to capture a variety of unique time-lapse shots ______ This Post Sponsored by: Viewbug  Stick With Viewbug & Photofocus throughout 2014 – […]

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Professionally, I often use GoPro cameras to capture behind-the-scenes footage and time-lapses of pipeline builds for clients. Personally, I use it as my primary dive camera, at least until I settle on a pro dive rig. For the price, form factor, image quality and general ease of use, it is hard to beat the GoPro […]

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GoPro has unveiled two updated cameras… the Hero3+ Black and Silver editions.  We’ve got one on order and should have some test footage up in a few days.  Here are the highlights of what’s new (and a few myth busters for marketing hype). It’s Smaller. GoPro boasts that the Black is 20% smaller and the […]

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A popular camera that I like to keep in my back is the GoPro Hero3.  While I don’t use it as my primary camera, I find it helpful lots of shooting situations.  I’ll use it for  time-lapse, point-of-view, underwater, and aerial photography.  There really are a lot of things to love at the price point. What is […]

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Download episode here…   or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT – OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Rich and Scott catch up on a bunch of topics to help […]

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I had a chance to use a few GoPro cameras on a recent time-lapse shoot.  I just wanted to share the rigging that let this camera run all day from its perch. Matthellini Clamp to attach to the wall at the convention center. Stem Head and Pin to create a mounting surface. GoPro Tripod Mount GoPro […]

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Join Scott and Rich for the unboxing of a GoPro Hero3 Black edition camera.   Learn what’s in the box, but more importantly how to get it out of the box. NOTE: This episode was filmed on two GoPro Hero3 Black Editions using only the GoPro mics. _______ This Post Sponsored by: Viewbug – Fun […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. The GoPro HD Naked HERO Camera camera has been around for almost two years. I’ve had one for about that length of time. It is a sports camera meant to record HD […]

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