Sometimes, you see a video that makes you just go “wtf did I just watch?”. This snowboarding short, A GoPro Adventure in Les 3 Vallees, by filmmaker Claudiu Voicu is a perfect example of that. Shot entirely with the GoPro Hero 6 and GoPro Fusion, this three-minute video contains some of the most challenging shot transitions out there. Oh, and giant aliens.
Adventure filmmaking and photography is a demanding task. As well as having to deal with the same conditions your subjects deal with, you have to also work a camera. That’s not always easy. As well as being physically tough, it can be a very emotional journey, too.
Snowboarder & filmmaker Jeremy Jones, professional climber Angie Payne, and adventure photographer Jon Griffith sat down for a round table discussion during the 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival to talk about the challenges they face. It’s a fascinating chat, offering some interesting insights into their lives, both personally and professionally.
In case you didn’t know, there’s such thing as smart goggles.
Designed for skiers and snowboarders who are looking to get the most out of their equipment, smart goggles are traditional snow goggles with integrated technology that pairs with your smartphone or other devices to display stats and information onto a heads up display (HUD) inside the frame of the goggles.
One such pair is Oakley’s $650 Airwave 1.5, equipped with Recon’s Snow2 HUD unit. Now, thanks to a new goggle-connected app called Airwave GoPro Connect, backcountry snowgoers can remotely control and see footage from a connected GoPro through the Airwave’s HUD.[Read More…]
As a photographer who lives and shoots in the Midwest (United States), I know all too well the pain of shooting in frigid temperatures on an annual basis. I’ve tried all kinds of gloves, mittens or hybrids to keep my fingers toasty while shooting, but none have proven to be the perfect pair, leaving at least a few flaws in every method I’ve tried so far.
That could change though with a new Kickstarter for Vallerret Photography Gloves. Designed from the ground up with photographers in mind, they offer protection, warmth and photography-specific features in a single pair of gloves.[Read More…]