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GoPro Cameras For Dummies, 2nd Edition by John Carucci

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Chapter 15

Ten Pitfalls to Avoid

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Staying safe

check Keeping the camera intact

check Using the camera effectively

check Avoiding key mistakes

Long before they invented cheese in a spray can, situations that were once too dangerous to talk about shooting are now part of the conversation with GoPro. It’s amazing how such a small camera has made it possible for you to reveal moments and perspectives that were unheard of a few short years ago. And much like the technology that led to putting cheese in a spray can, it doesn’t always mean it’s safe, easy, or without problems all the time. Steering clear of the pitfalls is a small price to pay for a camera that goes anywhere and releases the boundaries of what was near impossible a decade ago. Let’s look at ten potential issues in no particular order you should avoid.

Not Using the GoPro App

Squinting over your GoPro and poking around the controls every time you want to make a change is a buzz killer. Thanks to its diminutive size and lack of viewfinder (for the most part) using GoPro is not always incredibly intuitive. Add another level ...

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