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Check Out the GoPro Photo Spread in Outside Magazine

Outside Photo Spread

Photo Courtesy: Paolo Marchesi for Outside Magazine

Be sure to grab the June issue of Outside magazine for the GoPro photo spread opening the article, “Tiptoe through the 3 Footers.” The epic image is of longboard legend Robert “Wingnut” Weaver hanging 5 in the surf off Punta de Mita.  Photographer Paolo Marchesi takes us behind the scenes of how he got the shot:  

 “When Outside contacted me for the story, the first image that came to my mind for the opener was a wide angle close up shot of Wingnut hanging 5, photographed from the water, as if you where right there with him.  

I have done a lot of water/surf shooting, and with a regular housing it would have been super hard to get that shot. You can only hang 5 in the sweet spot of the wave, when everything comes together, and being in the water, just in the right place would have taken a lot time, patience and luck. I only had two days and a lot to cover.  I decided that I had to rig a camera in front of the board and wanted to use a GoPro because it is light, rugged and waterproof, and could be triggered automatically or remotely.  

Outside put me in touch with the GoPro team to talk about ways to mount the camera to the surfboard. To get the shot, I modified an outrigger to get more distance from the board, used the live preview feature on the GoPro app to set the angle, and set the camera to shoot every 0.5 seconds. Wingnut would trigger the camera as he caught a wave, hang and hold the position for at least a half second, and there it was.

My next question was if the GoPro photo resolution was going to hold up for a spread in Outside Magazine.  I did some test prints and it did.  Pretty damn awesome to be able to use such a little camera for something like this!”

Check out Paolo Marchesi’s Facebook Album to get more behind the scenes of the Outside Magazine shoot. Like him on Facebook and learn more about him on his website www.marchesiphoto.com



Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

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