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Top 5 Photo Settings to Change on the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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Taking great photos on your GoPro Hero 5 Black means knowing your camera settings. Here are the top 5 settings to change in your GoPro Hero 5 Black to get the best photos. Switch from Video Mode to Photo Mode Set your field of view to WideIt appears as though this camera was engineered around being set in wide mode. The other FOV options seem to go through an internal conversion processs within the GoPro Camera and the picture just isn’t as good as what’s produced in Wide Mode. Enable ProtuneThis will give you additional control over specific settings on your GoPro. While GoPro does a decent job with producing a nice image using their built-in presets, having more control over your image by enabling Protune will give you a cleaner image for when you’re editing your photos later. Set your color to FLATHaving your color set to GoPro will make your photos extra “Contrasty” which will technically have less color information and details to work with in editing software. Only utilize the GoPro color setting if you intend to upload without any editing. Set Sharpness to LowThe internal settings do a good job, but again, you’ll want the ability to adjust that later with a nice clean image that hasn’t been affected by the Presets. Decrease the ISO MAX from 1600 to 800When you have an ISO of 1600, you will start to see a lot of grain in your photo. It is a lot easier to increase the exposure of a clean photo at a …

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Top 5 Settings to Change on the Canon 80D

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The Canon 80D is a fantastic camera, but it does not come set up optimized to produce the best photo, so I make some changes to the camera settings. Here are my top 5 settings to change in the Canon 80D. Whenever you get a new camera, or there is a time change, or you are in a different time zone, make sure you set the time and date. This might not seem like a big deal, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration later. Image sharing websites and photo software use the time stamps to organize your photos. If these settings are wrong, you will have a head ache trying to organize the mess it creates. Image Quality Set the Image quality to save both Raw and JPEG if you are editing your photos later while also needing to quickly share your photos during the shoot. However, there are situations where it makes sense to only save the RAW image. Because writing the second file to the SD Card takes extra buffer time and space, there might be occasions where you need to take photos more rapidly. Saving only the RAW image might give you an extra boost in the time between writing your current photo and the camera’s readiness to take the next. Go to the Photo Shooting Menu, scroll to Image quality and select Raw + JPEG or simply RAW depending on your situation. Medium RAW is okay and is the minimum RAW setting I would ever suggest. If your SD …