For about 2 years my husband has owned a Go Pro – I have finally borrowed it and decided to challenge myself to use it – I don’t like the fact that you have very little control over what you take to a certain extent, but I do like the fact it c an give you an insight into a different world of photography… and being taken along somewhere where I would not perhaps take a camera.
My first attempt at GoPro Video is here, this I have edited in Photoshop CC. The idea of this was to push myself out of my comfort zone, I hate heights, I don’t like jumping into the unknown and well – Zip Wires, High Ropes etc are really not my thing – so when my teen suggested he wanted to go on the fastest Zip Wire in the World and the Highest in Europe … I remembered that it was important to step out of my comfort zone – so I rose to the challenge with the GoPro strapped to my head.
First is the Little Zipper…
I then did the BIG Zipper -it was an awesome experience … but I ran out of battery, so did not record the experience … but I would recommend.
In the same part of the country – one of my other teens wanted to climb Wales tallest mountain – Snowdon …I had the crazy idea I would take photos along the way… but I had camera failure – see my last post … so Go Home and sulk or Go Pro … I decided I would try something knew I rigged the Go Pro onto my rucksack, set it up to take a photo every 60 secs and for it to record our adventure to the top. I then opened Premiere Pro and attempted my first time lapse video…. we ran out of battery on the way down, the weather was varied, the clouds surrounded us at times – but it was an amazing adventure…. and for once I was glad I did not carry my heavy DSLR all the way up the mountain!
So the post title is confusing… but due to camera failure … the choice was to use the Go Pro to capture the memories or to Go Home without them … I am glad I choose to experiment with the Go Pro, maybe I will even look at the capabilities on Adobe Premiere more… it looks like it could be a great tool to use.