This question is a “how-long-is-a-piece-of-string’ type of question. Everyone uses their GoPro’s to shoot different things like mountain biking, skiing, scuba diving, family holidays, running on the beach with their dog, taking it to a party or documenting their travels around the world. So naturally, everyone’s needs are different. Having said that, we would recommend investing in accessories you would get the most use out of.
If your GoPro does not have an LCD screen on the back, that would be an absolute must! The LCD BacPac helps you frame your shot as you shoot instead of shooting and hoping for the best, or relying on the smartphone app. Let’s be honest, when shooting most things, there isn’t time to connect your phone to your GoPro to check your framing. Using an LCD BacPac also allows you to change settings by touching the back of the screen, which is much faster than pressing the buttons.
A stabilising gimbal is a slightly more expensive accessory but well worth the money spent. It allows you to get rid of shaky footage and it opens up a million different creative possibilities when shooting. By using small motors, a gimbal will counteract any shaky movements when handholding a GoPro and your footage will look beautifully cinematic.
Another important item that you will want to invest in (although not a very exciting purchase) is a carry case for your GoPro and it’s accessories. You will want your GoPro, batteries, charger, LCD screen, etc in a safe place while you move around shooting awesome footage.
If you have any questions regarding your GoPro, leave them in the comments below and I’ll be happy to help.