If you really want to make a splash on social media these days, video is the only way to go, and what better way to do that than with the planet’s favorite action cam—GoPro? With the right accessories and the correct settings, capturing awesome footage underwater is a breeze, but if you’ve just taken your new GoPro HERO11 out of the box, you may be wondering where to start. Enter Backscatter’s Complete Guide for GoPro HERO11: Best Underwater Video & Photo Settings, everything you need to know to get set up—both hardware and software—and start shooting crisp, colorful video at any depth.
In the extensive new article and accompanying video, Media Producer Robin Dodd begins by breaking down the gear you’ll need to shoot both macro and wide angle, including tray, arms, tripod, filters, lights, and close-up lenses. He then covers powering up, pairing your smartphone, and updating firmware; dashboard settings and preferences; and designing the custom presets you’ll need for shooting different subjects. Robin also discusses when to use filters versus when to switch to video lights, creating a special preset for super slow motion, and even how you set up your GoPro for photography. The icing on the cake is a downloadable cheet sheet (PDF), which gathers all that information in one very handy document that can be printed on both sides of a single sheet of paper.
Watch the video below and then head over to Backscatter to check out the article. For a comprehensive guide to accessories for GoPro, check out the DPG Underwater Photo/Video Equipment Guide.