Using a GoPro - Turn the Camera Around!

Shooting yourself with a GoPro gets old after awhile so I began turning the camera around so it shoots where I'm going.  As a result, I'm getting some great perspectives and find it easier to shoot friends surfing waves or to document my students paddling in class.

One issue I came across is that if the camera is raised too high, it meters for the sky and over exposes the entire take.  Without a person a few feet away, it doesn't have a location to focus/meter from.  So I  turn it so it not only faces directly forward but also slightly down.

Here's a sample from a day of surfing in September.

This video is a result of the camera aiming at the sky..

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