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A little bit of help with my Hero 7 Black capture quality

Hi All, 

So I have been using my GoPro to record some clips of me skating and 90% of the time the footage is amazing, however when I am facing it towards the sun, the color just appears really washed out and full of shadows even after locking the exposure. 

 

I am a novice with cameras and have read a few articles but I dont really understand what they are talking about most of the time and only really get to use it for a couple of hours each weekend. 

 

Before this I had some really old toshiba action cam that seemed to do quite well when facing towards the sun. 

 

Could anyone point me in the right direction of what I need to look at here? maybe explain it in idiot terms lol. 

 

Here's the link to the clip I was talking about;

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvtppS2F4Y0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

 

Thanks for looking

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