With gadgets like these, your photos will have all your friends green with envy.
While some spend their vacation snapping photos to capture memories, others whip out the action camera to ensure everyone back home knows just how amazing the trip really was. Those in the latter category tend to push boundaries while traveling–think skydiving, cliff jumping, and trekking through the jungle. GoPro has become the go-to camera for adventurers eager to jump out of planes, mostly due to the amazing content that others have produced while using the camera. But don’t fool yourself into thinking that just by simply purchasing one, your footage will automatically warrant feature film-like results. For that, you’ll need to rely on a variety of inventive accessories.
Since the product’s inception more than 10 years ago, the California-based company has been working to cater to all types of users, not only the thrill-seeking adventurers. They’ve rolled out dozens of camera accessories both skydivers and the casual user can find useful. Basic mounts and grips are perfect for those simply looking to document a vacation. The waterproof case is a no-brainer for beach trips, as it turns your GoPro into an underwater camera and can withhold depths up to 197 feet. You’ll be able to capture everything from lounging on the beach to snorkeling with tropical fish.
Those more active while traveling can look for more robust accessories built to make documentation easy. There are even add-ons designed specifically for the activities you enjoy. The strap helmet mount fits perfectly on bicycle and ski helmets, and the surfboard mount’s maximum hold makes it great for additional water activities like wakeboarding and paddleboarding. Divers will find the color correcting filters extremely useful, as salt water can often look green on screen due to algae.
Filmmakers who are looking to produce high-quality films should look to accessories like a microphone kit and an action light. The microphone will pick up high definition sounds and give your videos a professional touch, while the action light gives you the opportunity to film at dusk or even in the middle of the night. Additionally, any videographer knows how valuable a quality tripod can be. It provides stability on some of the most rugged terrain. Finally, GoPro’s smart remote is the icing on the cake. With it, you’ll have the ability to control your camera from 600 feet away. Gone are the days of footage beginning with you pressing the record button and awkwardly walking away.
There truly are accessories for nearly every adventure, and while that may be convenient, the list can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve sifted through the many products to pick out the best of the best.