The Sunset District of San Francisco // 37°45'49" N 122°28'29" W
Shots like this that remind why the GoPro is my favorite camera.
In GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking, Nick Woodman (the founder) explains, “A GoPro as a proactive capture device, which differentiates itself from a reactive capture device, like a phone.” Reactive devices require a user to see something they want to shoot, pull their camera up to their face, and press a button.
GoPros are different. I was on my evening bike ride home, saw a dramatic sunset ahead, reached into my backpack to grab my GoPro, and long pressed the record button to start shooting (that’s called QuikCapture). My GoPro started taking photos and I just kept biking, experimenting with a few different angles while making sure I didn’t get hit by a car...
Below you'll see the step by step editing process in Adobe Lightroom. Each graphic shows how a specific Lightroom panel effected the photo, and brought it closer to it's final look.
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