Introduction: History of GoPro


As recalled by Bradford Schmidt

It was 2002. I was back home after three years of traveling, holding in my hands dozens of 35mm photographs still warm from the printing machine at my local pharmacy. My brother was there, thumbing through the photos with me. I hoped these pictures might be enough to convince him to return with me to a magical set of remote islands that were being whispered about in the surfing community—the Mentawais. Although it had been a surf trip, any pictures of myself actually surfing were conspicuously absent. I had traveled alone, so all the shots were limited to perfect waves without a surfer ...

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