8 Ways to Use a GoPro Out and About

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The GoPro has become one of the most popular cameras out there, and for good reason. They are compact, durable, and versatile. 

We’re going to step away from our core focus on sounds and look at what else can you film with this great piece of kit. 

Here are ten things you should try filming with a GoPro. And by the remember a good external GoPro microphone will help with these suggestions. 

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1. Water Sports 

Water sports make for excellent footage and there is no better way than using a GoPro camera. In this article, we will also show you tips on how to mount a GoPro properly and how to secure it to avoid damage.

One such accessory you’ll need for all of these activities, is the GoPro Mounting Kit. It allows you to attach a GoPro camera to any helmet, bike or car and record your ride.

Also if you’re looking to capture some action sports footage, then you need to invest in a waterproof camera like the GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition or the GoPro Hero 4 Silver.

The water-resistant housing protects your camera from being damaged by splashes, rain, snow, dust, sand, dirt, mud, and other elements. You don’t have to worry about losing your expensive camera when it gets wet!

Here are a few steps that you can follow when attaching a GoPro to a surfboard:

Step 1: Remove the Rubber Grip Tape

First, remove the rubber grip tape that comes with the GoPro. This will make it easier to attach the camera to the board.

Step 2: Attach the Mounting Plate

Attach the mounting plate to the underside of the board. Make sure that the plate is securely fastened so that it doesn’t move around.

Step 3: Place the Camera on Top

Place the GoPro on top of the board. Make certain that it is facing downwards.

2. Skiing

Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports around the world. If you have never tried skiing before, then now is the perfect time to give it a go! You might be wondering how to use a GoPro while skiing so here are some tips:

• First thing you need to do is strap the GoPro onto your head. This is done by placing the GoPro into the included helmet mount and screwing it in place. Next, you need to adjust the straps until it fits snugly but comfortably.

• Once the GoPro is secured on your head, make sure that it does not move at all during your ski session. To ensure this, you must tighten the screws that hold the GoPro in place.

• When you are ready to start recording, press the button located on the side of the camera. This will trigger the recording process.

  • Lastly, be careful. 

3. Surfing 

Yes, we covered watersports. But surfing it something else. Also, I have a quote from Brian, a friend who can actually stay on the board long enough to film. 

Brian said: “I’ve been using the GoPro as my primary camera on surf trips for over two years now. I will not lie, it can be a pain in the ass when you have to carry around an extra bag full of batteries, SD cards, and chargers. However, if you know how to use it correctly, it can provide you with hours of entertainment.”

Here are some tips from him on how to use a GoPro to film surfing:

How to mount a GoPro to a Surfboard

A surfboard is an excellent platform for mounting a camera. It has the right shape and size, it’s light enough to be carried around easily, and it can withstand some pretty harsh conditions.

Here are a few steps you can follow when attaching a GoPro to a surfboard:

Step 1: Remove the Rubber Grip Tape

First, remove the rubber grip tape that comes with the GoPro. This will make it easier to attach the camera to the board.

Step 2: Attach the Mounting Plate

Attach the mounting plate to the underside of the board. Make sure that the plate is securely fastened so that it doesn’t move around.

Step 3: Place the Camera on Top

Place the GoPro on top of the board. Make certain that it is facing downwards.

4. Cycling

Cycling is another great sport that you can enjoy throughout the year. If you want to take photos and videos while you cycle, then you should do it with a GoPro.

Here are some tips on how you can use a GoPro while cycling:

  • First, you need to secure the GoPro onto your bicycle. There are different ways to do this depending on what type of bike you own. Some bikes come with mounts already installed, while others require you to buy additional parts.
  • Next, you need to attach the GoPro to the handlebars of your bike. Make sure that the camera is facing forward.
  • Alternatively, mount onto your camera. This is very popular. But think about the angles. For example, the side can be a good place.
  • Also, if mounting on the helmet, be aware it will weigh on your after a while. That’s why it might make sense to pick a chest mount (see further down).
  • Lastly, you need to connect the power source to the GoPro. It comes with its own battery pack, which needs to be charged first.

5. Hiking

Hiking is a fun activity that anyone can enjoy. However, if you want to capture the beauty of nature, then you should invest in a GoPro. Here is how you can use a Go-Pro while hiking:

  • The first step is to put the camera on your backpack. You can either strap it directly to your back or wear it around your neck.
  • Next, find a suitable spot where you can record. For instance, you could choose a location that has beautiful scenery.

6. Boating

I have been boating for about 10 years and I am always looking for new ways to improve my boating experience. Recently, I bought the GoPro Hero3 Black which is an amazing camera that can be attached to your boat or watercraft. Here are some tips for using a GoPro while boating:

Step 1. Secure the Camera To Your Boat

The first thing that you need to do before using a GoPro while boATING is to secure the camera to your boat. This will help prevent any damage from occurring during high winds or rough seas.

Step 2. Choose a Suitable Location

The next thing that you need to decide is where you want to place the camera. For example, you could mount the camera on top of your boat or at the front of your vessel.

Step 3. Open the App

Once you have chosen a suitable location, you now need to open the app on your smartphone or tablet. Select “record” and start filming.

Step 4. Adjust Settings

Next, you need to adjust settings such as exposure, white balance, and ISO. These settings are important because they affect the quality of the footage.

Step 5. Save File

Finally, you need to save your file. Once you have finished recording, simply tap “save” on the screen.

7. Fishing

I’ve been fishing for years and have always used my camera to document the experience. I’m not talking about just taking pictures of the fish you catch, but also documenting the entire process from casting out to landing that trophy fish.

Here are a couple of things that you can use a GoPro to film while fishing:

Step 1. Set Up the Camera Before Casting Out

Before you cast out, set up the GoPro by adjusting its settings. You can change these settings in the app on your phone or tablet.

Step 2. Film Your Catch

After you have landed your fish, take a quick video clip of the moment. This will ensure that you don’t forget what happened.

Step 3. Take Pictures After Landing

Take a picture of the fish after you land it. This way, you can share the photo online later.

8. Snowboarding

Snowboarding is awesome for filming on a GoPro. Here are some ways that you can film with a Go Pro while snowboarding:

A Helmet Mount

You can buy a helmet mount for your GoPro. The mount attaches to the inside of your helmet. It allows you to keep the camera steady throughout your ride.

A Chest Mount

You can also buy a chest mount for your GoPro. This type of mount clips onto your jacket. It allows you to hold the camera close to your body.

We’ve put together a few simple tips to help you capture amazing footage using your GoPro. Whether you’re shooting a documentary or just taking some awesome photos, these tips will ensure you get the best possible results.

I hope these tips will help you get the most out of your GoPro camera. If you’re interested in some more ideas check out more here.