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Films, workshops and stalls at surf festival

IN THE TUBE: GoPro specialist Nigel Raynard from Unique Images Australia will share at a GoPro 101 session at the Byron Bay Surf Festival tomorrow.
IN THE TUBE: GoPro specialist Nigel Raynard from Unique Images Australia will share at a GoPro 101 session at the Byron Bay Surf Festival tomorrow. Nigel Raynard

LICKING your GoPro camera lens before you dip it in water stops water beads forming.

This is just one of the tips that GoPro specialist Nigel Raynard from Unique Images Australia will share at a GoPro 101 session at the Byron Bay Surf Festival tomorrow.

The three-day festival, which kicks off today, features films, music and workshops along with surfing competitions, stalls and board swaps at Main Beach, Wategos, the Byron Bay Community Centre and the Beach Hotel.

The GoPro 101 session will be held at 5pm on Saturday at the Byron Bay Community Centre, followed by a presentation by Gold Coast photographer Willem Ungermann of the GoPro photo comp finalists.

Nigel Raynard has been training individuals and organisations such as the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter, Careflight and Emergency Management Queensland on how to get the most out of the cameras that have been increasingly popular due to their small size, affordability and weather-proof, indestructible casings.

"A lot of people buy the cameras but don't know how to get the best out of them," he said. "There's unlimited uses to the GoPro. We have a lot of sports people using them and a lot of kids who like to film what they are doing then share the experience on social media."

Mr Raynard's other top tips for GoPro users are to attach a 'floaty backdoor' to the camera so it will float to the surface in water, and to exit the complicated menu when changing settings by simply holding the shutter button down for four seconds.

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