South Africa-based filmmaker David East uses a GoPro camera for his video work, but has started to use it for stills as well. Although not as technically sound as images taken on a dedicated stills camera, there's an evocative, slightly dreamlike quality to his work, taken using an 11MP GoPro HD HERO2, which we really like.

Photo: David East

The HD HERO2 is capable of 1080p video at 30 fps, and can shoot up to 60fps at 720p resolution. Its max-res 11MP stills are 3840x2880. It offers a 170-degree view of the world, and its lightweight, tough construction has made it - and other cameras of its type - popular with fans of extreme sports all over the world. Many of the people who shoot with cameras like this might never think to take a still photograph, but as David East demonstrates, you can get interesting results.

Photo: David East

In a quote carried by South African photo-community site ormsconnect, East says that one of the reasons he enjoys shooting with the HD HERO2 is that 'you don’t really know what you have shot until you get home and load [the pictures] onto the computer'. East compares shooting with his GoPro to being 'almost like film' in that respect.

Photo: David East Photo: David East

You can see more of David's work (on various cameras, including the GoPro) at his website, davidjeast.wordpress.com 

Via www.ormsconnect.com