GoPro Athlete Tips and Tricks: Water Photography with Anthony Walsh (Ep 7)


Hey I’m Anthony Walsh, and today I’m here
to show you GoPro Tips and Tricks series on how to prep your camera for water photography. First step, make sure you’ve got a battery.
Plenty of times I’ve jumped in the water and I’ve had a flat battery and the session’s
good, I’ve had to run in and out and miss waves. Next thing you really want to have,
make sure you’ve got an SD card. That’s a huge key. Then, with a towel, you really want
to clean your lens. I’ve had shots and there’s been fingerprints on my shots and it just
totally ruins the shot. Then inside, you want to clean inside, outside of the lens really
good, put it up to the light and you can see if there are any fingerprints or anything in
there. Next, since you’re in the water, well I live in Hawai’i, so it’s really humid here,
so you need to have the anti-fogs so you don’t get a foggy screen. Just put them in there
like that, it goes underneath, close it. When you’re closing it, really make sure that your
seal is done up tight, there’s no sand, there’s no dirt or anything like that because otherwise
you’ll get water in your housing and ruin the camera. Any time you’re in the water you
need to use a GoPro floaty back. It’s an absolute must. The camera doesn’t float on its own,
so you really need to use that. Now that you’re all prepped and ready to go,
let me run you through a few modes, specific to what you want to shoot. I shoot a lot of
Instagram, so I like to use the wVGA mode, 240 frames per second. It’s the highest frame
rate, so when you do slomo you can really make it look super smooth. The resolution
is low, so you can’t really stretch it out, but on your phone it looks great. For Youtube
and Vimeo, I like to use the 720p 120 frames per second. You get a lot better quality,
it’s perfect for the computer screen, 720p. It’s still high frame rate, 120 frames, so
it still looks really good for slomo. I really love the video mode on the GoPro,
but my favorite is the photo mode, the burst mode. 30 photos a second, no other camera
does that. So, when you’re coming to the wave, the wave is coming in, you want to have the
camera really steady, especially in low light. There’s a short delay, press the button just
before the moment you want and it will run for a whole second. I’m Anthony Walsh, thank you for watching
GoPro Tips and Tricks, until next time.

16 thoughts on “GoPro Athlete Tips and Tricks: Water Photography with Anthony Walsh (Ep 7)”

  1. This must be the worst 'tips and tricks' of the series. I thought they were gonna teach us how to make great pictures while surfing. I still wonder why they got rid of the timer-mode.

  2. Love to hear what mount was used for the last shot in the barrel, Looks like the 3rdPersonView mount from SailVideoSystem 😉

  3. Why do you guys have 2 GoPros together on that mount? Is that so you guys don't have the fisheye effect? If that's the case how did you edit it.

    Also what kind of boom mic did you guys use to make these videos?

    What kind of square camera rig is that?

    Thank you in advance for your tips.

  4. Awesome film! As an alternative to licking the port, I used this hydrophobic GoPro mod this week filming surfing https://youtu.be/C56iG48zDes

  5. @GoPro Tutorials How did you keep the water droplets off the lens? do you put something on top of the lens housing to prevent them forming?

  6. Show us where the GoPro was on the last clip with you surfing and then you grabbed it where were you holding it before you grabbed it that's the kind of tips and tricks we need

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