By Matt Doeden
Do you get pleasure from snapping images or taking videos of your adventures? So does Nick Woodman but if he was once turning out to be up, such a lot of his actions were not camera-safe. Woodman was once a diehard surfer. He could not carry a digicam or hold it dry whereas he was once boarding. such a lot of of his memorable moments went unrecorded.
As an grownup, Woodman got down to invent a digicam that is effortless to take advantage of anyplace. the outcome was once GoPro an organization that builds strong, water resistant, wearable cameras. GoPro cameras were used in every single place from the sea ground to outer house. they have captured athletic thrills, unique trips, and daily moments at the pass. realize how Woodman became his tech imaginative and prescient into fact.
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2014 1975 Nicholas Woodman is born in California. 1999 Woodman starts an Internet game site called FunBug, which soon fails. 2004 Woodman unveils the GoPro Hero, which includes a 35mm still camera. 2010 Consumer electronics giant Best Buy begins carrying GoPro models. 2013 Forbes declares Woodman one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Woodman Labs officially changes its name to GoPro. Felix Baumgartner’s GoPro footage from his record-breaking skydiving jump appears in a Super Bowl commercial.
But Woodman and his team are always looking for new customers. Surgeons, law enforcement officers, and scientists are among GoPro’s users. In less than ten years, GoPro went from nothing to the fastest-growing camera company in the United States. Who knows where it could be in another ten years? No matter where it goes, Woodman will likely enjoy the ride. TECH TALK “In surfing terms, there are some waves . . where you start off easy. But as you go down the line, the wave keeps growing, and the barrel keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Digital Cameras and Camcorders. Detroit: Lucent Books, 2014. Discover the technology behind cameras such as GoPro. com The official website for Nick Woodman’s camera company shows its latest products. htm Find out more about how high-tech cameras work. com/user/GoProCamera Check out videos of amazing stunts and faraway places taken with GoPro cameras. Expand learning beyond the printed book. com. 31 INDEX Australia, 12 Baumgartner, Felix, 27 Best Buy, 25 FunBug, 11 GoPro cameras: invention, 13–14, 16–17; strap, 13–14; uses, 20–23, 25, 27.
GoPro Inventor Nick Woodman by Matt Doeden