Posts Tagged ‘action’

AirDog: The Foldable, Autonomous GoPro Drone that Always Keeps You in the Shot

It looks like autonomous drones are the next fad, because just days after sharing the Hexo+ drone, we have for your consideration another very popular autonomous flying cameraman. It’s called AirDog, and like Hexo+ it is currently in its crowdfunding stage a la Kickstarter. Read more…

Behold the 120lb High Speed Action/Sports Camera Known as ‘Big Bertha’

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So, you think carrying around your pro-series body and 300mm f/2.8 all day at a sporting event sucks? Well, don’t go complaining to the sports photographers of yesteryear or they might pull out a photo of them using the beast known as ‘Big Bertha.’ Read more…

Video: Action Sports Photographer Offers Solid Winter Sports Photography Tips

During the 2014 Burton US Open Snowboard Pipe Finals, photographer Brett Wilhelm gives us a quick look at the gear he takes advantage of, as well as a few tips for anyone looking to shoot events like this.

Wilhelm has been shooting winter action sports for over a decade and has been published by XGames.com, Sports Illustrated and the NCAA, so it’s safe to say he knows his stuff. From explaining the glass he uses and why, to a few other small details, it’s a nice, quick watch that is useful for anyone who will be shooting out in the snow, not just adrenaline junkies.

Gizmodo Puts Six Different Action Cameras Through a Thorough Review

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When it comes to choosing an action cam to film your daring, crazy and possibly stupid adrenaline–fueled endeavors, there is no shortage of options. To help you make a more informed decision based on your needs and performance of the cameras, Gizmodo has tested six different action cameras, quite literally putting them head-to-head. Read more…

Interview with Action Sports Photographer Gabe L’Heureux

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Gabe L’Heureux isn’t just one of the busiest men in the business, take one look through his work and you’ll quickly realize he’s one of the best. His photos expertly showcase stunning forces of nature and athletes brave enough to endure them. Yet, despite the rugged qualities of his subject matter, his work tends to have an ethereal quality to it, lending a particular brand of beauty to the harsh environments he captures.

It’s this rare ability to capture the balance of violence and elegance that has earned Gabe jobs with the likes of Oakley, Target, ESPN and Red Bull, just to name a few. And this is all on top of his normal gig as senior photographer/team manager for Burton Snowboards.

We were recently lucky enough to catch up with Gabe during a brief break between trips to see how his year has started off. Read more…

Nikon Launches New ‘Behind the Scenes’ Instructional Video Series

Nikon USA has just joined the Google+ community, and eager as they are to make a positive impression and not seem like they’re arriving empty-handed, the company has simultaneously debuted a new 15-part instructional video series for beginners on up who like their educational content with a side of Nikon advertising. Read more…

Pyle Audio Announces a GoPro-like Action Cam for Under $100

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If you like the idea of having a GoPro or other action cam to capture all of your daredevil stunts but don’t readily have several hundred to drop on one, the company Pyle Audio just debuted something you might be interested in. Read more…

Amazing Skateboarding Self-Portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues

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Last month, we featured the life and work of Arto Saari, a legendary professional skateboarder who has turned into quite the skateboarding photographer in recent years.

Fabiano Rodrigues is very similar. The Sao Paulo, Brazil-based skateboarder and photographer has a fantastic eye for composition — particularly when it comes to shooting self portraits.
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How to Add Dynamic Clipping Warnings to Photoshop

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There are two types of clipping you probably try to avoid introducing into your images during post-production: luminosity clipping (when the brightest areas of an image become white, or when the darkest areas become black), and channel clipping (when the data within an individual channel becomes compromised). Both forms – unless you’ve made a deliberate decision to clip your data – are something to avoid.
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This Robotic Camera System Can Capture Bullet Time Slow Motion Replays

The folks over at NHK’s (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s) Science & Technology Research Laboratory have developed a groundbreaking multi-viewpoint, motion-controlled camera rig that could very soon be changing the way we view sports, among many other potential applications.

The rig is a robotically controlled system that links one camera to eight sub-cameras, all of which are pointing at the same thing. Basically, it’s a bullet time rig that moves, enabling the people behind the lenses to take the technique of timeslicing to new heights. Read more…