7 Tips to get great shots with your GoPro

7 Tips to get great shots with your GoPro

After you get your action camera, you need to learn how to use it properly to make amazing videos. Wearable action cameras will let you capture excitement-packed footage in a way that’s simply impossible with a conventional standalone cam. Whether you’re looking for incredible slow-mo shots or an awe-inspiring time-lapse, a decent action cam makes it all easy.

1. Know your mount

Whether your GoPro is going on your SUP, snowboard, helmet, or your dog, it pays to be familiar with your mount’s movement. A choppy film can be fun (for a few seconds) but only if you’ve planned it that way. Before you film your shots, test the angles and the outcome. Mounting your GoPro on the handlebars of your bike is significantly bumpier than a helmet- or chest-mount, since the body’s motion absorbs jolts more readily than the bars.

If you have the budget invest in a gopro gimbal. A gimbal is a motorised stabilizer that actively cancels out any vibrations and movements from your body to make the video footage silky smooth. They are well worth the investment if you are looking for professional footage. The GoPro Karma Grip is a a gimbal made by GoPro, but there are many more options. Before you decide which model, You read the latest GoPro gimbal reviews, to make sure you make the best purchase.

2. Check your angles

Action cameras tend to have very wide angle lenses to pack in as much activity and scenery as possible. When shooting at 1080p, the latest GoPro offers wide, medium or narrow fields of view – we reckon the narrow or medium options are best as the lens is so wide anyway, and the extra-wide setting tends to result in a ‘barrel effect’ with lots of distortion around the edges.

3. Don’t Just Take One Shot

One of the best GoPro photography tips I can give is to never just take a single shot. If you check out the settings on your camera you will see that you have the option for both time lapse or burst shots.

By taking more than one shot you increase your chances of getting the ideal photo that you’re looking for and you don’t have to worry about any blurry or out of frame images.

4. Utilize Slow-Mo Video

GoPros come with several settings that allow videographers to manipulate the speed and size of the frames. By setting your camera to 1080p at 60 frames per second, you’ll capture video that you can later slow down to dramatic effect. Mixing in these segments gives depth to the story and can help match any corresponding background music.

5. Less Is More

There might be 90 minutes of footage to choose from in the editing process, but the best videos find a way to distill that into 90 seconds. One person even reduced his average work day into one entertaining minute. A lot of user-generated content, they have this great adventure, but it’s six minutes long, You can tell a good story in two minutes. So be ruthless. Only select the very best moments from you video and cut the rest. People only want to see the best bits.

6. Tell a Story

Capture everything before, during, and after the climactic moment so that when it’s time to edit, there’s context behind that high-altitude triumph or epic descent.You can’t tell a story if you only have 30 seconds of footage.

The GoPro Capture and Quik software, now has an automatic feature, that can sync your footage to music. It’s not perfect, but if you are in a rush, then

Make sure you have enough space on your memory card to film your whole adventure, and don’t forget to…

7. Keep an Eye on the Battery Life

Nothing is worse than going to take a video as you drop in to an untracked powder field to find that your GoPro has run out of batteries. There are two ways that you can easily manage the battery life on your camera.

Be religious about charging your gopro every day. And switch it off between shots. I know from experience that this is hard to do.

Alternatively, I would recommend that you can purchase a few spare batteries and bring them with you. This way you don’t ever have to leave your GoPro behind the charge and running out of battery life will become one less thing you to worry about.

Get shooting!

The most important thing is to always have your camera with you. The more you film the more your will learn what makes a good edit. Switch it on when ever you can, and make some great videos!


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Advantages of this product are amazing

You can take it anywhere due to its extremely small size. It is more than handy and available to use under the water, and the distortion is more than low. You will enjoy the good white balance. The number of pictures that you can take is enormous compared to its size. You can use it anywhere you go in every pose you intend to take a picture. It can follow you in any extreme sports under the water or above.

These cameras are made for action, and it is a great toy for those who like a racing car, surfing, snowboarding or motorbikes. You will show your audience exactly what they need to see if you want that they experience exactly what you had experienced. There are no more realistic pictures than the ones that had been taken by the regular camera.

Go forward and GoPro

This device can capture whatever you want. It can capture a moment that you find yourself into. Race cars have become very popular, and in most cases every picture that has been taken is performed by this type of camera. GoPro cameras have this accuracy of the footage, and they have this ability to take pictures in a second. No blurry photos anymore.

Flaws of GoPro

motorLike any other device, these cameras have their flaws such as sluggish and soft images, but only if you use lower quality cameras. The thing is that these pictures are adjusted for internet presentation, and the pictures and their resolution is made to be good enough for viewing on the computer and the internet.  No need to use them for any other purpose because you will be very disappointed.

Where you can find these shots the most!

This type of footage you can find on the internet and YouTube and enjoy them in any internet pages. A lot of bloggers who are writing about extreme sports are using goPro cameras to capture their most amazing and outstanding moments. More and more motorbikes are using it to make videos about their journeys and rides all over the country. They are delighted with all the amenities that go with these cameras, such as voice control or one-button simplicity that you can find in Hero Session 5.In car racing, they also use this device, and they claimed that no product could take better pictures than goPro.

Snap chat campaign

No wonder snap decided to make Snap Chat glasses. This company realized how important is to capture a moment. We live more than faster, and everything becomes a moment. We move fast from place to place, and the information is even faster than us. That is why it is so important to catch a moment and to show it to the world. It is exactly what goPro cameras do; they are capturing a moment and allow you to show that particular moment to the world via the internet.