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GoPro HERO: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Rich Harrington

About this course

Got a GoPro? Whether you capture stills, video, or even time-lapse photography, this beginner's course equips you with the essential skills you need to get out from behind your computer and start shooting in the field with your GoPro HERO5 or HERO 6 Black or HERO5 or HERO 6 Session. Rich Harrington starts right at the beginning, showing how to get the camera out of the box—which is trickier than it sounds—and set up for your shoot. He also covers strategies for excelling in different shooting scenarios, and shares his insights on different menus and buttons to ensure that you get up and running quickly, without needing to fuss over controls.

 
Topics include:

  • Choosing a GoPro model
  • Understanding a GoPro camera's anatomy
  • Charging the battery
  • Choosing a memory card
  • Accessing Video and Photo Shooting modes
  • Setting a white balance for video
  • Shooting in burst or Time Lapse mode
  • Shooting wirelessly
  • Downloading software
  • Using the GoPro Plus service
  • Buying GoPro accessories

Curriculum5h 37m

  • Welcome
  • How To Use This Course
  • Additional Coures
  • New Features
  • A Quick Start with GoPro Cameras
  • Preview
    Chosing a GoPro
  • Unboxing a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Unboxing a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Basic Camera Anatomy of the HERO5 Black Camera
  • Basic Camera Anatomy of the HERO5 Session
  • Inserting a Memory Card into a GoPro HERO5 Camera
  • Powering Up a GoPro HERO5 Camera
  • Preview
    Choosing a Shooting Mode
  • Recording with a GoPro Camera
  • Powering Your GoPro5 Camera
  • Charging the GoPro Battery in Camera
  • Using Additional Batteries with a GoPro Camera & an External Charger
  • Using the Battery BacPac or an External Battery Pack
  • Tips to Extend Battery Life
  • Storage Requirements for a GoPro Camera
  • Choosing a Memory Card for GoPro HERO5 Cameras
  • Working with MicroSD Cards
  • The Impact of Record Settings on Storage Capacity
  • Understanding MicroSD Card Messages
  • Understanding the GoPro Menu System & Status Screen
  • An Overview of Button Controls on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Understanding the LCD Status Screen on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Using the Touch Display on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Menu Navigation & Factory Defaults on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Touch Gestures on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Preview
    An Overview of Button Controls on a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Understanding the LCD Status Screen on a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Menu Navigation & Factory Defaults on a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Controlling a GoPro with Your Voice
  • Adjusting Camera Settings with the GoPro App
  • Setting Up the Default Settings on the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session
  • Accessing the Set Up Menu
  • Preview
    Setting the Default Mode at Power Up
  • Setting the QuickCapture Mode
  • Choosing NTSC/PAL Recording Standard
  • Setting & Understanding Status Indicator Lights
  • Using Sound Indicators
  • Setting the Month/Day/Year/Time
  • Essential Settings for Video Shooting
  • Accessing Video Shooting Mode
  • Choosing a Capture Mode
  • Selecting the Right Frame Rate
  • Setting the Field of View
  • Using Protune for Video
  • Setting the Camera Orientation
  • Using the Spot Meter & Adjusting ISO Settings
  • Looping Video when Recording
  • Setting a White Balance for Video
  • Adjusting Audio Record Settings
  • Using Video Stabilization
  • What if the File Repair Appears?
  • What if the Temperature Warning Icon Appears?
  • Essential Settings for Photo Shooting
  • Accessing Photo Shooting Mode
  • Choosing a Resolution & Field of View for Still Photos
  • When to Shoot JPEG or RAW
  • Using Protune for Photos
  • Adjusting the Shutter Speed for Lowlight Photography with a GoPro
  • Using the Spot Meter
  • Shooting Photos with a Wide Dynamic Range
  • Setting a White Balance for Photo
  • Shooting in Burst Mode
  • Essential Settings for Timelapse Shooting
  • An Overview of Shooting in Time Lapse Mode
  • Choosing an Interval for Timelapse Recording
  • Recording a Movie or an Image Sequence on a GoPro
  • Advanced Settings for Timelapse Recording
  • Assembling the Timelapse Movie with GoPro Studio
  • Essential Settings for Wireless Shooting
  • The Role of Wireless Shooting
  • Preview
    When to Use the GoPro Remote
  • Setting Up the Capture App for the GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Setting Up the Capture App for the GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Playing Back & Editing Your Images & Footage
  • Using the Touch Screen to See Your Images
  • Reviewing Images with the GoPro App
  • Transferring Images to the Cloud with GoPro Plus
  • Editing Clips with GoPro Quik Mobile
  • Intro to GoPro Quik Desktop
  • An Intro to GoPro Studio
  • Updating Your Camera's Firmware
  • How to Check for Camera Updates
  • Updating Your GoPro HERO with GoPro Quik Desktop
  • Updating Your Camera with the GoPro Capture App
  • Essential Accessories for Every GoPro Owner
  • The GoPro Frame
  • The GoPro Tripod Mount
  • The GoPro Audio Adapter
  • The GoPro Tool
  • Shooting Underwater
  • Handle or Clamp
  • GoPro Harnesses
  • An Introduction to the GoPro Ecosystem
  • Conclusion

About this course

Got a GoPro? Whether you capture stills, video, or even time-lapse photography, this beginner's course equips you with the essential skills you need to get out from behind your computer and start shooting in the field with your GoPro HERO5 or HERO 6 Black or HERO5 or HERO 6 Session. Rich Harrington starts right at the beginning, showing how to get the camera out of the box—which is trickier than it sounds—and set up for your shoot. He also covers strategies for excelling in different shooting scenarios, and shares his insights on different menus and buttons to ensure that you get up and running quickly, without needing to fuss over controls.

 
Topics include:

  • Choosing a GoPro model
  • Understanding a GoPro camera's anatomy
  • Charging the battery
  • Choosing a memory card
  • Accessing Video and Photo Shooting modes
  • Setting a white balance for video
  • Shooting in burst or Time Lapse mode
  • Shooting wirelessly
  • Downloading software
  • Using the GoPro Plus service
  • Buying GoPro accessories

Curriculum5h 37m

  • Welcome
  • How To Use This Course
  • Additional Coures
  • New Features
  • A Quick Start with GoPro Cameras
  • Preview
    Chosing a GoPro
  • Unboxing a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Unboxing a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Basic Camera Anatomy of the HERO5 Black Camera
  • Basic Camera Anatomy of the HERO5 Session
  • Inserting a Memory Card into a GoPro HERO5 Camera
  • Powering Up a GoPro HERO5 Camera
  • Preview
    Choosing a Shooting Mode
  • Recording with a GoPro Camera
  • Powering Your GoPro5 Camera
  • Charging the GoPro Battery in Camera
  • Using Additional Batteries with a GoPro Camera & an External Charger
  • Using the Battery BacPac or an External Battery Pack
  • Tips to Extend Battery Life
  • Storage Requirements for a GoPro Camera
  • Choosing a Memory Card for GoPro HERO5 Cameras
  • Working with MicroSD Cards
  • The Impact of Record Settings on Storage Capacity
  • Understanding MicroSD Card Messages
  • Understanding the GoPro Menu System & Status Screen
  • An Overview of Button Controls on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Understanding the LCD Status Screen on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Using the Touch Display on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Menu Navigation & Factory Defaults on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Touch Gestures on a GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Preview
    An Overview of Button Controls on a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Understanding the LCD Status Screen on a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Menu Navigation & Factory Defaults on a GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Controlling a GoPro with Your Voice
  • Adjusting Camera Settings with the GoPro App
  • Setting Up the Default Settings on the GoPro HERO5 Black & HERO5 Session
  • Accessing the Set Up Menu
  • Preview
    Setting the Default Mode at Power Up
  • Setting the QuickCapture Mode
  • Choosing NTSC/PAL Recording Standard
  • Setting & Understanding Status Indicator Lights
  • Using Sound Indicators
  • Setting the Month/Day/Year/Time
  • Essential Settings for Video Shooting
  • Accessing Video Shooting Mode
  • Choosing a Capture Mode
  • Selecting the Right Frame Rate
  • Setting the Field of View
  • Using Protune for Video
  • Setting the Camera Orientation
  • Using the Spot Meter & Adjusting ISO Settings
  • Looping Video when Recording
  • Setting a White Balance for Video
  • Adjusting Audio Record Settings
  • Using Video Stabilization
  • What if the File Repair Appears?
  • What if the Temperature Warning Icon Appears?
  • Essential Settings for Photo Shooting
  • Accessing Photo Shooting Mode
  • Choosing a Resolution & Field of View for Still Photos
  • When to Shoot JPEG or RAW
  • Using Protune for Photos
  • Adjusting the Shutter Speed for Lowlight Photography with a GoPro
  • Using the Spot Meter
  • Shooting Photos with a Wide Dynamic Range
  • Setting a White Balance for Photo
  • Shooting in Burst Mode
  • Essential Settings for Timelapse Shooting
  • An Overview of Shooting in Time Lapse Mode
  • Choosing an Interval for Timelapse Recording
  • Recording a Movie or an Image Sequence on a GoPro
  • Advanced Settings for Timelapse Recording
  • Assembling the Timelapse Movie with GoPro Studio
  • Essential Settings for Wireless Shooting
  • The Role of Wireless Shooting
  • Preview
    When to Use the GoPro Remote
  • Setting Up the Capture App for the GoPro HERO5 Black
  • Setting Up the Capture App for the GoPro HERO5 Session
  • Playing Back & Editing Your Images & Footage
  • Using the Touch Screen to See Your Images
  • Reviewing Images with the GoPro App
  • Transferring Images to the Cloud with GoPro Plus
  • Editing Clips with GoPro Quik Mobile
  • Intro to GoPro Quik Desktop
  • An Intro to GoPro Studio
  • Updating Your Camera's Firmware
  • How to Check for Camera Updates
  • Updating Your GoPro HERO with GoPro Quik Desktop
  • Updating Your Camera with the GoPro Capture App
  • Essential Accessories for Every GoPro Owner
  • The GoPro Frame
  • The GoPro Tripod Mount
  • The GoPro Audio Adapter
  • The GoPro Tool
  • Shooting Underwater
  • Handle or Clamp
  • GoPro Harnesses
  • An Introduction to the GoPro Ecosystem
  • Conclusion