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Though GoPros are best known for being the go-to action camera for adventure enthusiasts, there are many more uses for GoPros, especially in the realm of photography.
They can be used to take portraits, photograph landscapes, capture views of a city, and more.
That being the case, before you take your GoPro out and start taking photos, it's best to learn how to master composition.
Below, I've outlines some photography composition tips you can't miss when learning how to use a GoPro.
Consider the Framing
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Nothing ruins a photo like messing up the framing.
That is, you might have an otherwise fine photo, but if you don't pay attention to things like whether the horizon is level or if there's tree branches protruding into the shot, you run the risk of diminishing the quality of the image.
When shooting photos with a GoPro, use the screen on the back of the camera to check your composition and framing.
Sure, a GoPro screen isn't as big as what you'll find on a DSLR, but it's still incredibly useful for framing up better shots. That's especially true of the GoPro Hero 6 Black, which has a two-inch touchscreen to make operating the camera much easier.
Pay attention to little details, too - like the horizon and branches I mentioned above - to ensure that everything is spot on.
Also play around with perspective and shoot from above and below eye level to add a little bit more interest to your photos.
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Seek Out the Best Light
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Like any camera, a GoPro benefits from having great light to produce better photos.
The best light of the day occurs near sunrise and sunset, a time period photographers like to call Golden Hour.
What's great about Golden Hour is that the sunlight is much softer than it is during mid-day.
What's more, the light has a distinct yellow hue, whereas mid-day light is much cooler with a blue hue to it.
Whether you're photographing landscapes, taking someone's portrait, or something in between, Golden Hour will make your GoPro photos stand out and look much more dramatic.
Plan Your Shots
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This tip seems like a no brainer, yet so many photographers just "spray and pray," firing off as many photos as they can rather than actually planning out their images.
By spending a couple of minutes - heck, sometimes just a couple of seconds - planning your photos, you all but guarantee that you get a better result.
As noted earlier, you can focus on the composition, ensure the framing is spot on, find the right angle from which to shoot, and so forth.
When you don't take time to plan your photos, you often end up with images like the one above.
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But when you think about what you're doing and put a little effort into planning, you can get a much better result, as shown above.
And when you utilize all the features that something like the GoPro Hero 6 Black has to offer, planning your shots becomes easier.
For instance, you can use its voice-control function to turn the GoPro on or off, start or stop a time lapse video, shoot a burst of photos or a single photo, and start or stop recording.
That's a handy feature when you're trying to take a selfie or want to be in a group shot!
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Strive for Originality
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There's a lot of incredible GoPro footage and amazing GoPro photos out there to inspire your creativity.
And while you can certainly take inspiration from what's already been done, it's important to find your own voice and create images and videos that are truly your own.
The great thing about a GoPro is that it makes the pursuit of those unique expressions of yourself vastly easier.
I mean, it's not like it's a big, heavy camera that'll weigh you down or anything...
And since it's waterproof, you don't even have to stay on land to get breathtaking photos!
The point is, GoPros were built for adventure, so grab your gear, head out, and have an epic adventure that's all your own.