Tag Archives: Tips and Tricks

BEST Low Light Settings for the GoPro Hero 9 Black

GoPros aren’t renowned for their low light capabilities, however with the right settings, the results can be pleasing. In this GoPro low light tutorial, I go over all relevant settings, like shutter speed, ISO, and picture profiles. I explain what they mean and how to use them.

For the very best results you want to keep your ISO as low as possible, use a low framerate and low shutter speed. The settings that I usually use are:

  • Resolution/FPS: 4K/24p
  • Lens: Wide
  • Hypersmooth: On
  • Bit Rate: High
  • Shutter: 1/48
  • White Balance: Manual (3200k-4000k)
  • ISO Min: 100
  • ISO Max: 800
  • Sharpness: Low
  • Color: Flat

Shoot video at night with the GoPro like a pro!

BEST Settings for Shooting Photos with the GoPro Hero 9 Black

Now that the new GoPro Hero 9 Black can take 20MP still photos, I thought it is a good idea to go over my recommended photo settings. I cover the different output formats – standard, HDR, and SuperPhoto. I also go over the ProTune settings, explaining what they mean and how to use them. Just in case you are interested in the Adobe Lightroom presets that I use, you can get them here: https://sellfy.com/rehaalev. Have fun shooting photos with your new GoPro!

Sony RX0 II Vlogging Setup (Camera Cage and ND Filter for Sony RX0 II)

Let me introduce the Sony RX0 II Vlogging Setup with the UURig C-RX0 II Vlogging Case, so you get the most out of your little camera. It’s a perfect protective cage for the Sony RX0 II with 37mm thread adapter to mount an ND filter and a cold shoe mount to attach an external microphone. Here are the links to all the gear I used for this setup.

Camera Cage : https://amzn.to/30fwf2H
ULANZI L1 Pro Video Light : https://amzn.to/2HhD50c
ULANZI Aluminum Grip: https://amzn.to/2VlvuBk
MicW iShotgun : https://amzn.to/2YnOwJi
Hoya 52mm Variable ND Filter : https://amzn.to/2Q2IQSa
FiiO Audio Cable : https://amzn.to/2Vi6LOj

Adobe Lightroom Winter Presets

Here comes my second Adobe Lightroom presets pack! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did creating it. These Lightroom presets will work great with all your winter photos (snowy landscapes, winter sports). I made sure that all these presets work perfectly with your GoPro, but they will also work with photos shot with your other cameras.

You can download here: https://sellfy.com/p/oQP1/

How to use Cinematic Filters with your GoPro

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