How to Use a GoPro By Mia McCormick

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We’re all looking for ways to capture life’s interesting moments, and if what you are doing has action involved, then a great way to document it is with an action camera. Join Mia McCormick on the beach, in the water, on the track, and every place in between as she shares her favorite tips, techniques, accessories, and settings to help you get the most out of your action camera.

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Join Mia as she introduces the class, goes over what will be covered in subsequent lessons, and gets started by showing you some things you'll want to think about before you start shooting with your action camera.
While getting ready for the day's shoot Mia goes over some tips to help you make your life simpler when using your GoPro.
The helmet point of view is one the most common setups for a GoPro, but there are some ways to spice things up and get better footage.
There are different angle settings on the GoPro, but the one you'll want to perfect is the ultra wide angle setting.
There are a number of factors to consider when capturing still images. Here are the things you need to know.
From mounts to audio, there are a few things to keep in mind when capturing GoPro footage in your car.
The GoPro comes with a waterproof housing, and shooting in, under, and around water can provide a whole new way of capturing life's events.
Beyond burst mode, there are a few other photo options you should know about.
From suction cups to adhesives, there are a number of ways to mount a GoPro to watercraft.
There are some advanced controls on the GoPro that the pros will use when capturing footage. These settings allow to change white balance, color profile, ISO limit, and more.
There are a variety of ways to mount your GoPro to yourself, helmets, cars, watercraft, bicycles, and just about anything else you can think of.
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Mia McCormick


Mia McCormick works as a resident video technology expert for KelbyOne and B&H Photo. She's a KelbyOne Instructor with courses ranging from basic camera operation to capturing outstanding video on your DSLR. Mia also conducts a series of business and inspirational interviews providing insights from some of the world's leading photog...

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  1. Profile photo of Stacia Stacia

    Help. I became a member in Dec or Jan – finally starting to use the sight and I’m unable to watch the video in this course. The introduction played just fine, but I can’t get subsequent videos in the course to play. Probably something simple, but please advise. Thank you!

  2. Profile photo of M Moulton M Moulton

    Relevant and nicely done.

    Could I obtain more in-depth detail on how you mounted to the motorcycle swing arm?

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