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8. Shooting in Low Light Settings

This tips is thanks to Julie Evans on behalf of ProEditors – the video editing solution that transforms raw point-of-view camera footage into professionally edited movies that are easily shared with friends. 7. Shoot at 24 FPS in Low Light Settings If you’re shooting in a low light setting, set your frame rate to 24 FPS (frames per second). This will allow more light to reach your camera’s sensor. The lower the number, the better your camera will perform in low light. 8. Shoot Close to the Nearest Light Source If there is no significant light source nearby, use a flashlight (your phone might even do) to improve the lighting.

Use the GoPro App For Social Sharing

GoPro Photographer Bio: Patryk is a digital nomad currently in Prague, Czech Republic and blogs with his wife at karolinapatryk.com I wish I knew that GoPro is so easily managed by phone. It (GoPro Hero4 Black) doesn’t have a screen, so it was really challenging for me to take a photo at the beginning. Now, thanks to GoPro app, I can see the full landscape before taking a picture. I can also download it on my phone and post in on Facebook or Instagram right away!

High Frame Rates Require Good Lighting

GoPro Photographer Bio: Michelle Michalak is a handboarder based in San Diego and represents the Slyde Handboards Team across social media. I wish I knew how important lighting was when using GoPro. Tip: Lighting is key for not only your quality, but your frame rate. If you want to shoot a high frame rate, like 120 or 240 frames per second, you absolutely need good lighting. Read more about GoPro settings. Here are some on-camera settings for using your GoPro in the water. Watch on YouTube Check out Slyde Handboards on Amazon.com

4. Buy Just One Mount, Underwater Shooting Setting

GoPro Photographer Bio: Avichai Ben Tzur is based in Tel Aviv. He’s the publisher of X Days In Y, a travel website offering in depth travel guides to popular and exotic destinations around the world. Connect with Avichai on Facebook. I recently returned from a 6 month trip to the remote South Pacific Islands, the primary reason for buying a Hero 4 Silver. I was mostly looking for a way to capture the underwater scenery (see following video), but ended up using the camera to take time lapse videos over volcanoes and from mountaintops (see video below). See price of GoPro red filters My main reason for getting a Hero4 Silver was to take underwater shots when diving and snorkeling. If this is your case as well, I highly recommend getting a red filter for the lens. It compensates for the color distortion in salt water and leads to beautifully clear shots that depict the true underwater colors. Read more: How to use a GoPro underwater Watch on YouTube Watch on YouTube 3. Buy Just One Mount (GoPro’s 3-Way): When starting out, it’s very tempting to purchase a lot of accessories. Unless you’ll be skydiving, my advice would be simply to buy GoPro’s 3-in-1 mount which can be used as a camera grip, extension arm or tripod. It covers the most popular necessities such as selfies, underwater photography and beautiful night shots/time lapse videos using the tripod. 4. Shoot Underwater Photos in Time Lapse Mode (2 seconds): When you’re using a GoPro to take underwater shots (not videos), set the camera to take multiple shots in short intervals. Hero4 Silver Tip: my recommendation is 2 seconds which still allows for screen display so you can see what you’re shooting Remember: you must be pretty much completely still for the shot to come out clearly so taking a few consecutive shots increase the chances of that happening.

Create Rotating Time Lapse Videos with a Kitchen Timer

GoPro Photographer Bio: Josh Summers is a Texan living in Xinjiang, China with his wife and son. He blogs at Far West China. One of the best accessories I ever bought for my GoPro is a simple kitchen timer, the kind that you spin to get started. Put a sticky mount to the timer, set the GoPro to timelapse mode and then spin to get going. The motion adds a beautiful new dimension to time lapse shots and best of all, the egg timer usually only costs less than $10!

Use Red Filters for Better Underwater Photography

GoPro Photographer Bio: Ashley of My Wanderlusty Life is a travel blogger based in Boston, Massachusetts. One thing I wish I knew from the start was the need for red snorkel filters for better underwater photography. Without them, what happens under the water is almost indistinguishable as it’s all just a blue-green mass. See price of GoPro red filters With the snorkel and diving filters (the shade of red depends on your depth) what you see on camera is just how you see it with your eyes: vibrant, natural colors as if the water is crystal clear. Here’s a post full of underwater photography (with GoPro video at the end): Snorkeling in Belize

Automate Outlook 365 and Your Other Favorite Apps

If you use the Office 365 Business or Office 365 Enterprise editions, you can connect Outlook to over 750 other apps and streamline even more email workflows. For example, you can send new emails you get from a specific sender to Slack or create a new Trello card for new emails sent to a specific Outlook folder. See all the Office 365 integrations available on Zapier or use one of the workflow templates ("Zaps") to get started right away:

Use Quick Steps to Take Instant Action on New Email

If you’ve had success with the previous Outlook tips and are interested in getting into more advanced email management, it’s time to take a look at Quick Steps. Quick Steps allow you to automatically perform long strings of actions based on a trigger. Say at the end of the month you receive a series of invoices from vendors or contractors. Your normal process is to review the invoices, forward the invoices to your accountant, and create a reminder to follow up with the accountant a week later to make sure the invoices were paid. Quick Steps can take care of the last two steps for you with fewer clicks than if you performed the tasks manually:

  • Click the "Create New" button in the Quick Steps section of the Home ribbon.
  1. Give the new Quick Step a descriptive name, and select the first action: "Forward."
  2. Type your accountant’s email address into the "To" field.
  3. Click the "Add Action" button to select the second action: "Create a task with attachment."
  4. Click "Finish" to create the Quick Step. After you review an invoice, you can now execute the Quick Step to forward the email and create a reminder task. Select an email containing an invoice, and click the appropriate Quick Step in the Home ribbon. The email forward and task windows will open automatically. Click Send to forward the email, and set a due date and reminder for the task before saving, if you'd like. There are many different ways to use Quick Steps to speed up email processing. Spend some time thinking about the repetitive actions you take on emails, and set up Quick Steps to make managing your emails so much quicker and almost painless.

Create Quick Parts for Default Responses to Common Questions

If you spend a lot of time typing the same answers to questions you get repeatedly, create Quick Parts to insert that text into email replies in just a few clicks. No need to keep typing the same thing over and over again or having to find an old response to copy and paste. When you’ve finished typing a response that you expect to need to send again, follow the steps below to save the text as a Quick Part:

  • Highlight the text you want to save in the email, and click the "Insert" tab.
  1. Within the "Insert" menu, click "Quick Parts," and select "Save Selection to Quick Part Gallery."
  2. Give your new Quick Part a descriptive name, and click "OK." With this Quick Part saved, you can now add that text to any email with just a couple clicks. With your cursor in the body section of the email, click the "Insert" tab. Click "Quick Parts," and then select the Quick Part you want to insert. The prewritten text will automatically appear in the body of your email, and you can edit and customize it as needed for your new response.

Use Rules to Automatically Sort Emails and Stop Receiving Irrelevant Emails

Unfortunately, not all emails in the workplace come with an unsubscribe link. Day after day, emails arrive in your inbox that are just a distraction. Some common examples include:

  • Automatic Notifications: If you’re assigned to a team on one of the platforms you use at work—such as customer relationship management (CRM) software—that platform may send an email every time a change is made in the system.
  • "Fun" Emails: Sometimes a team leader or department will send daily/weekly emails with trivia, memes, or jokes designed to make work feel more fun.
  • Threads You Shouldn’t Have Been Included On: Occasionally, someone will send a mass email that gets dozens of replies—none of which have anything to do with you or your job. These emails keep you from focusing on your important work. Use Outlook’s rules function to skip the inbox and send those emails straight to the trash—or to another folder for review. You can also use Outlook rules to automatically sort incoming emails to the appropriate folder, such as always sending emails that are from your boss with a certain subject line to the To-Do folder and emails from a newsletter you regularly read to the Someday folder.
  • Right-click the email, hover over "Rules," and select "Create Rule."
  1. Choose the criteria for the rule:
  • "From [Sender]" will execute the rule any time you receive an email from a specific email address or contact.
  • "Subject contains" will execute the rule any time a specified subject line is used.
  1. Select what happens when the rule runs. To sort emails out of your inbox and into the appropriate folder, check "Move the item to folder," and select the folder where you want the emails to be sent. You can choose the "Deleted Items" folder if you never want to see them, or you can create a separate archive folder if you may need to review the emails in the future. Click "OK" to apply the rule. Want to prevent getting future emails on a specific thread? In that case, instead of creating a rule, you can just use Outlook's ignore function. Right-click the email, select "Ignore," and confirm the action. Ignore automatically sends future replies to that thread to your "Deleted Items" folder so you don’t receive them in your inbox.
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