The GoPro isn’t the ideal low light camera. There are better alternatives out there, if shooting video at night is your thing. However, given the right settings, the results with the GoPro HERO 8 Black can be decent. In this video I go over my recommended setting for shooting in low light and show you some test clips as well.

Just in case you are interested in more than 30 minutes of GoPro Hero 8 Black test footage, I got you covered. All clips are unedited footage straight from the camera. Happy low light shooting.

GoPro HERO8 Black Low Light Settings

I am sure most of you use the GoPro for shooting videos only. However, the GoPro is a capable camera and with the right setting it can take amazing photos. In this video I go through my preferred photo settings and also show the difference between Standard, HDR, SuperPhoto, and RAW output formats.

How To Best Set Up Your GoPro HERO8 For Shooting Photos

Photography/Cinematography filters are glass elements that get typically screwed onto the front of the camera lens. While some use filters to simply protect the front elements of the lens, there are a variety of filters available that allow for artistic control over the photo or video. Using filters is common among DSLR/mirrorless shooters, however, filters can be easily used for shooting with your GoPro also. They are a lot of fun!

In this video I explain how to easily attach a filter to your GoPro. Further below you’ll find an outline of what the different filters do and how they are being typically used.

UV Filter:

Primarily used for protecting the lens. However UV filters can help with:

  • Boost contrast when shooting outdoors
  • Removes UV light and blue cast in very bright sun light

CPL Filter:

Reduces the polarization effect caused by sunlight:

  • Enhances the color of the sky
  • Eliminates the reflection visible in water/glass

ND Filter:

Blocks light, so that less light passes through the lens reaching the sensor:

  • Allows for creative control over the shutter speed
  • Allows for maintaining a 180 angle shutter speed in bright sun light for video

Graduated Filters:

Adds artistic effects to photos/video:

  • Orange: to intensify the orange and red of a sunset
  • Blue: to intensify ocean or blue sky
  • Grey: to intensify/add drama to a cloudy sky

 

Filters being used in this video:

SUREWO CPL/UV Lens Filter 52mm : http://geni.us/GPRFLTR
TELESIN GoPro ND 4/8/16 Lens Filter : http://geni.us/GPRND
K&F Concept 52mm Lens Filter Kit : http://geni.us/KFFilter

How to use Cinematic Filters with your GoPro

How to best setup the Sony a7III for filmmaking you ask? Well, here you go! After I spent one week with the a7III, testing all its features, I am finally done setting it up for shooting video. Watch the video in which I go through most of the menu and explain the different settings and why I setup the camera the way I did. Take it as a starting point and tweak your setup further to your linking. Have fun!

How to BEST Setup the SONY a7III for Filmmaking