Friday, 19 August 2011

Darrell Wong shoots Flymount in Hawaii

World famous National Geographic photographer Darrell Wong uses Flymounts to create his great images of windsurfers in the beautiful conditions around Hawaii. He first contacted us a while ago to buy a Flymount because he'd heard it is the strongest and lightest camera mount for extreme conditions - and then he went out and made fantastic use of it. Darrell shot this image of John Skye with a GoPro on still sequence and caught John in a perfect moment with his arm circling the horizon.
As Darrell noted, you have to be careful setting up a GoPro or you come back with nothing - as some of his friends did a few days later when he lent them his Flymount. Otherwise - a great camera.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Dirt Buggies are go!

The guys at Lockwell Hill have a great track and acres of off-road land not far from Mansfield in the UK. I was shooting up there to see how the new Flymount GoPro adaptor worked in really harsh vibration conditions. It was hot and dusty, more like a safari in Africa than a Nottinghamshire buggy track - but it was great. I made the classic mistake of forgetting to tighten up the GoPro mount before the first race and I got a lot of sky in the video. It's only a moment to get it right, just have to do all those little mental checks before committing to shoot. Same with the GoPro - check it's in the right mode and running before they go. Easy if you concentrate!