Action, sports, and outdoors enthusiasts among photographers are enjoying the GoPro Hero 10 Black with it’s super high res 5.3K video and 23MP still photos. Action cams are already a fantastic camera, adding the increased resolution to the GoPro Hero 10 simply makes it better.
We have found some good tips for taking photos with a GoPro, specifically the GoPro Hero 10 but also including general GoPro photography tips and basic ideas for how to take photos with a GoPro action cam.
Mount the Camera
Our GoPro photo tips will primarily focus on how to handle the camera, what kinds of mounts to use for holding the camera.
I separate GoPro camera mounts into two general categories, mounts for using it hand held and mounts for using it remotely. By remotely, I mean it can still be close to you, but you’re not holding it in your hands.
So mounting it to your dog and to your own helmet as you're wearing it counts as remote for my definitions. To further confuse things, some camera mounts for remote placement can also be used as a handheld platform.
One of the most basic types of mounts for using your GoPro camera is the handgrip. A hand grip gives you something to grab hold of instead of the camera itself. Which is really needed in a lot of situations primarily because actions cam in general are small.
Not just small, but a small rectangle or square, so finding a way to comfortably hold as you actually take pictures might be problematic as you’re engaged in the action you’re filming. A grip gives you a large surface to hold and helps put the camera in a position where you could plan on using GoPro photography composition tips.
Some hand grips convert to a small footprint tripod and some can function as a floatation device for the action cam attached to it.
Helmet Mounts and Body Harnesses
Some very interesting points of view can be found by attaching your GoPro to your helmet or by strapping it to your arm, leg, or chest whale engaged in your activity.
With the camera attached to your head or chest, you can fairly easily use your GoPro photography composition tips in order to capture interesting still images and video footage. You may not be looking through a viewfinder or on a viewscreen, but you can have a rough idea of what you’re capturing.
OctoPad Camera Mount
One of the best solutions for how to manage and use your GoPro photography composition tips is to use a versatile camera mount for positioning your camera just about anywhere. Instead of dragging around a tripod that would dwarf your GoPro Hero 10, OctoPad camera mount is a great tripod alternative.
There are some camera mounts that are suction cups, clamps, or spikes, which all work well, but what makes OctoPad such a good alternative is its design. It’s a semi-rigid disc of very heavy duty material with a non-slip pad underneath and a tripod screw on top.
The semi-rigid part is an interesting aspect of the design. It can actually conform a little bit of its shape to whatever it’s resting on. The surface you place it on doesn’t have to be flat or even. In fact, with its non-slip pad on the bottom, you can put it on a surface that has an angle of up to 45 degrees.
That makes it a good tool for holding the GoPro on all sorts of objects outside. A rock fence, a tree stump, an abandoned car’s hood, a really big rock, and many other surfaces we can find will make a good spot to mount the camera.
Some other tips for taking photos with a GoPro camera of any style is to be very familiar with the features and modes of the camera. In addition to the increased resolution offered by the GoPro Hero 10, it has great features such as hindsight, live burst, and HyperSmooth 4.0 image stabilization that is extremely versatile.
Action cams are awesome photo and video tools, the GoPro Hero 10 Black and a few extra accessories is one of the most capable action cams to be released to date.