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My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) but grew up in England (my second home) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)
I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.
So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.
The GoPro camera has become the camera of choice for many when they go away travelling. They are waterproof, light, tiny, and can take some amazing photos and videos. But when you go on Amazon and search for GoPro accessories you can search for hours and not finish seeing new items. So which GoPro accessories do you actually need to take when you when you go travelling?
These are crucial! You don't want to miss out on recording something because your battery is dead.
The official GoPro batteries are expensive, but there are third-party battery alternatives that are much cheaper.
This is just like with batteries - you don't want to run out of space! Get at least one spare SD card.
These are very handy - and if you have other cameras (or a smart phone, with a small adapter) then you can use it for those too.
You can bend, twist and shape a GorillaPod to hold onto almost anything.
Some people recommend getting the cheaper non official Gorilla Pods. My experience with them has always been that the official Joby GorillaPods are much better quality and hold much better than unofficial ones.
Going anywhere near water? Then don't leave without attaching your GoPro to something that will float!
PolarPro have a "Strapmount" for the GoPro. I really recommend it. With the new GoPro Hero Black 6 (and its good image stabilisation) you can walk around with a backpack on and record what you get up to. It won't be perfectly filmed footage (although you can help it by holding the clamp when recording while it is still on your backpack strap) but you will probably be surprised with the quality you can get. And it is so easy to always have it there attached to you!
An alternative to the PolarPro strap mount are the cheaper ones that look the image here. They often rotate (which the PolarPro one won't do), and have a strong grip that should hold on.
The GoPro remote control can be handy, but then if you have a smart phone running iOS or Android then you can always use the GoPro apps to control your GoPro remotely.
Selfie sticks are everywhere. Get a GoPro mount attachment so you can use your current selfie stick, or get one that is built just for a GoPro (like the image).
Unless you are going to be doing some sports (like biking) then I really doubt you would use this in public. Get a backpack strap mount, they work almost as good and don't make you look ridiculous in public.
See above! These look even more stupid when worn in public!
If you want really smooth footage then you really should consider getting a gimbal. There are official GoPro ones but you can also use a mount for most gimbals that are designed for smart phones (or other low weight cameras).
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