8 Best GoPro Books for Beginners

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Here are the 8 best GoPro books to improve your photography.

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What's the best GoPro book?

In this post, I share the top eight GoPro books – based on their Amazon rating. While there many more – they really aren't worth your time.

The first two are great for all GoPro models. The next five (3-7) are for specific camera models. And the last one applies to all video cameras.

Have I missed a great GoPro book? Please share it in the comments below!

8 Best GoPro Books for Beginners

Here are the best GoPro books for beginners. Let's get started!

1) GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking

[Covers the HERO4 and all GoPro cameras]

This book is filled with inspiration.

It's the only one written by the team at GoPro. Users such as Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Kevin Richardson share compelling stories and give super useful tips.

The book is very visual – and a Kindle version wouldn't do it justice. If you're going to buy this book – you should buy it in print.

GoPro: Professional Guide to Filmmaking

best gopro book filmmaking guide

  • Pages: 310 pages

2) GoPro Cameras For Dummies

If you're looking for an overview of what GoPro cameras can do, this might be the book for you. It doesn't focus on one model – but gives some general tips that will help you shoot better photos and videos.

Learn about the different GoPro settings and when to use them. You'll get a good intro to editing and sharing your photos and videos.

Much of what's covered is super-basic. The author doesn't make any assumptions – he covers everything from the ground up. The quality of the photos in the book are not that good. And the book focuses primarily on video.

Overall, the book is a good choice if you are completely new to GoPro, photography and videography.

GoPro Cameras for Dummies

GoPro Cameras for Dummies

  • Pages: 288 pages

jordan hetrickJordan Hetrick: GoPro Author

The next 4 books are written by Jordan Hetrick – Amazon's #1 best selling author on GoPro cameras. He has written 9 books about GoPro.

See all books by Jordan Hetrick on Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk


3) GoPro: How To Use The GoPro Hero 4 Session

Through the 7 steps in the book, you'll understand your camera and learn how to use GoPro Studio (free software by GoPro).

This book is perfect for beginners, but also provides in depth knowledge that will be useful for intermediate camera users.

Note: Written specifically for the GoPro HERO4 Session camera.

GoPro: How To Use The GoPro Hero 4 Session

how to use the gopro hero4 session

  • Pages: 112 pages

4) How To Use The GoPro Hero 4 Black

This is the perfect guide book for anyone who wants to learn how to use a GoPro HERO 4 Black camera.

Designed for people with an active lifestyle, travelers, snowboarders, bikers, hikers, kayakers, surfers, skiers, standup paddlers, and boaters will find valuable knowledge with the lessons in this book.

Note: Written specifically for the GoPro HERO4 Black camera.

How To Use The GoPro Hero 4 Black

how to use the gopro hero4 black

  • Pages: 114 pages

5) How To Use The GoPro Hero 4 Silver

This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO 4 Silver camera.

The book teaches you: how to choose your settings, tips for the most useful GoPro mounts, simple photo, video and time lapse editing techniques. It also help you to share your first edited video and photos.

Note: Written specifically for the GoPro HERO4 Silver camera.

How To Use The GoPro Hero 4 Silver

how to use the gopro hero4 silver

  • Pages: 112 pages

6) How To Use The GoPro HERO

[For the HERO, HERO+ and HERO+ LCD]

The HERO cameras are GoPro’s entry level cameras. They have a simpler design – great for people who are new to using a GoPro camera.

This book is written specifically for the GoPro HERO, HERO+ and HERO+ LCD, explaining the unique features of this camera series.

With more than 100+ images, this book provides clear, step-by-step lessons to get you out there using your GoPro HERO camera.

This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO, HERO+ or HERO+ LCD camera.

How To Use The GoPro Hero 

how to use the gopro hero camera

  • Pages: 100 pages

7) How To Use GoPro Hero 3 Cameras: The Adventure Sports Edition for HERO3+ and HERO3 Cameras

This is the perfect guide book for Adventure Sports enthusiasts who want to learn how to use their GoPro HERO 3+ or HERO 3 cameras.

Great for: snowboarders, skiers, bikers, hikers, kayakers, travelers, skateboarders, stand-up paddlers, boaters and more.

With more than 100+ images, this book provides clear, step-by-step to get you out there using your GoPro camera to document your adventures.

This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO3+ or HERO3 camera.

How To Use GoPro Hero3 Cameras

how to use the gopro hero3

  • Pages: 108 pages

8) How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

This is a best selling book for beginners. While it isn't just about GoPro – the principles definitely apply.

The author is actually a producer and director – not just an enthusiast. Steve Stockman has produced, written and directed 200+ commercials, short films, music videos and TV shows.

Here's what a couple of authors / producers had to say about it:

“Like two years of film school in 248 pages” — Steven Pressfield, author of “The War of Art” and “The Legend of Bagger Vance” 

“Stockman skipped past all the technical crap about how to use a camera and cut right to the chase: how do you shoot a video somebody else will WANT to watch? The only thing missing is a time machine so I could reshoot fifteen years of sucky birthday party and school play videos.” –David A. Goodman, Executive Producer/Head Writer of “Family Guy”

I haven't read this one yet – but just ordered it on Amazon. I can't wait to read it. My review will be published soon.

How to Shoot Video that Doesn't Suck

how to shoot video that doesn't suck

  • Pages: 248 pages

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Summary of the best GoPro books

Your Turn

Which one have you read – or is on your reading list? Am I missing a great GoPro book? Please share in the comments below!

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Bryan Haines is co-editor of ClickLikeThis: GoPro tutorial blog. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of GringosAbroad (Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands). Work with ClickLikeThis.

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