Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Pogo Stick Point of View

With the availability of portable cameras, people are continually recording themselves performing various activities. XPogo continues the trend with their video which shows the POV of someone hopping around on a pogo stick.

Cheerleader POV

Here’s a great first person perspective of a cheerleader being thrown into the air. The footage was filmed at an LSU football game back in November.

The Denali Experiment

Mount McKinley, otherwise known as Denali, is the highest mountain peak in the United States. Located in Alaska, this mountain range has a height of 20,335 feet. North Face teamed up with a few extreme athletes to attempt to climb to the summit of Denali. This is their story.

Justin Olsen and his Chest Mounted Camera

While many people turn to GoPro cameras to film their extreme sporting, Justin Olsen wanted more. His customized solution was a vest that securely holds a DSLR at chest level. Not only is this a better vantage point when shooting while riding a bike, but it also allows him to capture high quality stills and video. I still think he is pretty gutsy however, as I would be afraid of falling while riding and wrecking the camera.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

What you might have missed this week:

"Mirage" is a Matrix Style Surfing Video

The first time we showed you a video of surfers filmed in bullet time, it was in a controlled setting. The RipCurl team is at it again, although this time, they are out in the real world. The Wachowski brothers would be proud.

Cyclist’s Collision with Hartebeest Filmed With GoPro Helmet Camera

Sometimes life throws you something unexpected. This is the case for cyclist Evan van der Spuy who was riding in a bike race, when out of the blue, a Red Hartebeest decided to take him out with a head butt. While he was obviously shaken up, we are happy to report that Evan did not sustain any major injuries.

Photographing a Rock Climber is No Easy Task

I could never do this in a thousand years, so I am truly in awe to a photographer who is willing to put himself in unfamiliar territory in order to get a photograph. I find it comical that the rock climber thinks the photographer is crazy for taking photographs in a war zone, while the photographer thinks the climber is crazy for scaling large mountains without any safety gear. I guess it’s all a matter of perspective. Watch how photographer Jeff Newton took some awesome photographs of free climber Alex Honnold in the following segment by 60 minutes.

Red Tide Surfing at Night

This is only the second time I have seen a video of bioluminescence in water. What a treat it must be to surf at night with the natural glow of the waves. All I can say is the world is a mysterious and wonderful place. This video is best viewed with the lights off!

Take Photos With a Bullet

The Rollei Bullet is reportedly the world’s first 12.0 Megapixel sports camcorder. It appears they are trying to get a piece of the GoPro market, as the video camera is primarily designed to capture extreme sporting. The aerodynamic camera shoots 1280 x 720 video at 30 frames per second, and is protected by an aluminum exterior. It’s also waterproof, and can be used at a depth of up to 10 meters.