A friend of mine turned me on to a pretty incredible little toy yesterday. Being the camera geek that I am, I have now become obsessed with it, and unfortunately will purchase it. As a photographer (soon to be videographer as well) I am constantly conjuring ideas for fresh material. Different angles, different gadgets, ect. all for the sake of producing an image that hasn’t been seen before. That’s the goal anyways. So, when I took a look at the Go Pro HERO HD video camera and it’s capabilities, I was blown away. Not only is this camera down right sick, it is under $300 buck. It shoots in 1080p, 960p, and 720p. In the two lower resolutions the lens achieves an incredibly wide angle of view at 170 degrees. In 1080p, you still go wide, but cut down to 127 degrees. Did I mention it goes underwater with it’s housing? Another cool part about this little guy is all the mounts you can purchase for it. Wrist mounts, suction cup mounts, blah blah blah. You can strap this camera to anything. What does that mean for me? I will have the ability to get crazy angles on the entire fishing experience. With a chest mount, shooting with 170 degrees of view, I can capture some pretty sweet stuff. Two trips are heading my way, Louisiana redfish and Los Roques, Venezuela. I will be sure to capture some fun and crazy angles for your viewing pleasure, and of course my typical still photography. Be sure and check these little (literally) guys out at http://www.goprocamera.com and check out the sample surf video below!!!
Go Pro- HERO
About the Author: Matt Jones
Matt Jones is our Texas-grown media geek. Matt is responsible for all our graphic design, web creative, and photography. In addition to traveling the globe shooting much of our travel department’s imagery, you may also recognize many of Matt’s photos published in all forms of fly fishing media including the Drake and Fly Fish Journal as well as the use of his images in marketing and media for Patagonia Clothing Company, Costa Sunglasses, Loon Outdoors, Howler Bros, and much more. Matt is an avid angler, but almost never puts down the camera for the fly rod. He lives in Dallas with his wife Andi and golden retriever, Stinkley (Brinkley).