The GoPro Hero 7

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

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Despite my work focusing mostly on food photography and videography, I prefer versatility in my work, and that would include using a action cameras as GoPro. I think it’s quite easy to use in my everyday life, finding opportunities for filming the local scenery or doing the things I love, and the GoPro HERO7 Black is perfect for capturing these moments.

My GoPro gear

GoPro HERO7 Black

SanDisk Ultra 200GB

Handlebar Mount

Ski Pole Mount

GoPro Suction Cup Mount

GoPro Dual Battery Charger

Manfrotto Mini Tripod

Aluminum Tripod Mount Adapter

Stubby Screwdriver


Portable charger

Lens replacement

I had been previously using a GoPro HERO5 Black and wasn’t planning on getting the newest model, but I was left with no choice after my lens broke, after a little while of pretty rugged use while skiing.

This however, turned out to be a happy accident- after buying the HERO7, I’ve found that it is a massive improvement from the HERO5. The 7 shoots in 4k video with slow-motion capabilities, and includes color-grading- things that I was missing out on with my other GoPros. The HERO7 features internal stabilization, so I’m able to use it without use of a gimbal to get smooth footage without having extra equipment. The HERO7 is also extremely easy to use- I can control it multiple ways, such as using simple voice commands when I’m on the ski slopes & can’t get to my phone, or when I can use my phone, I can change settings and record with ease.

I find the HERO7 most useful for outdoor and sport videography, and I have been using it to its fullest potential. When on the slopes, instead of mounting it to my helmet or ski, I mount it on my ski pole using a ski pole mount, to reduce blocking the field of view. While on the slopes, I also use a GoPro Dual Battery Charger and an additional portable charger, to ensure that I have enough spare batteries to last the whole day on the slopes, and I don’t need to worry about missing out on something that I want to shoot.

With the HERO7’s convenience, I can also use it when I’m just walking around, using a Manfrotto mini tripod with a tripod mount adapter to have a bit more stabilization when filming.

A complete list of my equipment

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