All Things GoPro

GoPro cameras have quickly become the world’s favorite action cam, but believe me: the new GoPro cameras are so much more than that!

GoPro Cameras are perfect as a family camera, a vlogging camera, or a regular point-and-shoot for any hobby!

If you’re a new GoPro owner, I highly recommend starting out with this Beginner’s Guide to GoPro. If you’re more of a GoPro Enthusiast than a beginner, check out my GoPro tips and tricks, GoPro accessory reviews, and Video Editing for Beginners.

On this page, you’ll find more of my best resources for learning to use your GoPro camera, as well as recent articles and videos that I think will be of value to you.

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Recent Articles related to All Things GoPro

GoPro releases new “QuikStories” function

GoPro releases new “QuikStories” function

GoPro released a new feature called QuikStories, which promises to allow you to spend less time creating your story, and more time living it. It was just announced today, so I haven't tried it out yet, but I'm excited to see what QuikStories has to offer!GoPro's Capture App, which was at one time called the GoPro app, is now, once again, called the GoPro app. If you go to the App Store, you'll see it has been updated to the new name and gives a few details about the QuikStories function.

GoPro's Capture App, which was at one time called the GoPro app (wasn't it?), is now, once again, called the GoPro app. If you go to your App Store, you'll see it has been updated to the new name and gives a few details about the QuikStories function.

GoPro releases new "QuikStories" function

You might have also received an email from GoPro letting you know that there is an important update for your Hero5 Black or Hero5 Session. Here's what mine said:

Hero5 Black Update Email: GoPro releases new "QuikStories" function

“Tell your story in one tap with QuikStories,” is the premise of GoPro's new feature within its mobile app. In GoPro's release video, QuikStories works with your Hero5 Black or Hero5 Session, and your phone with the GoPro app (formerly Capture app) and Quik app (both apps are free). Here's GoPro how it works, as explained by GoPro:

  1. Follow the steps to connect your GoPro camera to the GoPro app
  2. Update your GoPro's software if the app prompts you to do so (QuikStories will require the latest update so don't skip it)
  3. When you're finished shooting your awesome adventures with your GoPro, pull down from the home screen of the GoPro app, and your footage will copy over to your phone
  4. Kick back as your footage is transformed into a QuikStory, then wait for it…
  5. Your phone will alert you when your QuikStory is finished, and you can view and upload it as is, or edit it with custom titles, change the music, change the style, and adjust the length
  6. Your saved QuikStory will be on the home screen of the Quik app

It's not clear if QuikStories works with older model GoPros, but their messaging says to update your Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session, so it sounds like QuikStories works with newer models only. I'm going to update my GoPro and Quik app now, as well as my cameras, and play with this new function!

When you get your cameras and apps updated and give it a try, let me know what you think of it!

Here's GoPro's release video:

GoPro Alternative for 2017? HAMSWAN F60 Action Camera Review

GoPro Alternative for 2017? HAMSWAN F60 Action Camera Review

Believe it or not, GoPro isn't the only manufacturer of action cameras, and I often look at GoPro alternative options and wonder how they compare to the GoPro. Do they produce a high-quality image? Are they robust? Are they a viable alternative? Well, I've been playing with an action camera made by HAMSWAN (F60 model), and this post is a review of this product. You can also watch the whole video here.

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GNARBOX Review & Overview – what is it and what does it do?

GNARBOX Review & Overview – what is it and what does it do?

Have you heard of GNARBOX? If you answered no, that's okay… neither did I until recently. GNARBOX was funded by a Kickstarter Campaign, and I'll be honest–I don't follow what's going on over on Kickstarter, so I didn't know much about GNARBOX until recently. As I looked more into it, I could see that this product could be very useful for GoPro users, photographers, and… literally, anyone who shoots video and/or photos out of their house for more than a day (vacation, anyone?).

So this is more than a GNARBOX review; this an overview of how the GNARBOX works and why you might want to own one. (more…)

GoPro Music Ideas – Links & Freebies for Summer 2017

GoPro Music Ideas – Links & Freebies for Summer 2017

One of the first things I do when edit my GoPro videos is I browse for GoPro Music ideas. I ask myself how I want my video to feel, what “vibe” I want it to have, and stuff like that. Sommetimes finding background music can take forever though! In this post, I put together some of my favorite GoPro background music tunes for Summer. Bookmark this post so you can come back to it! I'll update it as I find more free GoPro music and paid GoPro music. Deal? (The links in this post are affiliate links, and we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking our links. Read my disclosure policy here.) (more…)

Do You Need a Polarizing or ND Filter for Your GoPro? [PolarPro Filters Review]

Do You Need a Polarizing or ND Filter for Your GoPro? [PolarPro Filters Review]

This is a question the pops up a LOT in my GoPro Enthusiasts Facebook group: Do I need filters for my GoPro? And the answer is always “it depends”. The fine folks over at PolarPro recently sent me a goodie box full of fun new GoPro accessories, and today I want to talk about the Venture 3-pack of Filters they sent for my Hero5 Black. I tried out all three that came in the pack, and also played with the Macro Lens a little bit as well (wait til you see the difference!). And although PolarPro did provide these products to me, my opinions here in this post and my YouTube video are all my own.

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GoPro Hero 5 Black for Beginners + GoPro Settings Cheat Sheet

GoPro Hero 5 Black for Beginners + GoPro Settings Cheat Sheet

In this GoPro Hero 5 Black for Beginners series, I cover everything you need to know out of the box, plus provide a GoPro Settings Cheat Sheet that I want you to have! It's a one-page printable reference you can keep with your GoPro gear or save it to your phone, or iPad so you have it handy. We'll cover all the GoPro settings you'll ever want to know about through this month, but go ahead and download the cheat sheet now so you have it handy! (more…)

Wanna see what GoPro sent me?

Wanna see what GoPro sent me?

Wanna know what I got in this big black box just a few days before Christmas? GoPro came out with their new cameras a few months ago, and I'm a part of the GoPro family so I've been patiently waiting to get my hands on one of the cameras! But I got so much more than just a new camera! (more…)

3 Affordable GoPro Accessory Stocking Stuffer Ideas

3 Affordable GoPro Accessory Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Are you the type of person who your spouse or mom hates buying gifts for because you already have everything, or they don't know what you want or need? I want to help them out, so here's what we're going to do. You're going to send them a link to this video, and they can click a link to my Holiday Gift Guide (or just send them to vidpromom.com/giftguide) and they'll find a list of fun GoPro-related gift ideas. Sound good?

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Spivo Stick Review [with discount code]

Spivo Stick Review [with discount code]

Spivo Stick seemed gimicky to me at first, but it's become my go-to selfie stick when I need one.

Spivo Stick is the coolest selfie stick or GoPro pole I've ever seen – It's a GoPro swivel mount! The Spivo Stick has a rotating mount and a trigger, so you can change your shot from you (like a selfie), to capturing the scene around you, with the click of a button!

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