Small, portable, adventure proof cameras are now an essential holiday item, you can take them diving on the Great Barrier reef or sky diving from 14,000 ft. But they are appearing more and more in handbags and backpacks for taking a still shot or short video to capture the moment. Their robust design means you don't need to worry about how you pack or treat them and the images they take are excellent quality, making them invaluable on holidays.
In this post there are hints, tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years getting to know my GoPro cameras. There are also links to some of the best tutorials, blogs and ideas I’ve found and tested in an attempt to get the most out of the cameras. I’ve also added a few videos I’ve made and photos as examples, the header photo was also taken with a Gopro.
One of my main objectives with this blog is to help make sure more time is spent enjoying the adventure you’re on while still getting as much cool footage as possible. There is a fine line between getting lots of footage and making the most of what you’re doing. Also remember that no one wants to watch hours of raw footage, so while taking it is easy you still need to edit it and the better you plan your filming, the easier the editing is.
Note that I use multiple GoPros (Hero 2, Silver 3, Black 3, & Black 3+) when travelling but even if you own something different these points will still be relevant. Below are some of the tips, tricks and advice I came up with and I hope they work for you.