I recently got myself a GoPro and used it the first time herping the other night. One of the main reasons I got it was for things like diving, spearing and herping where I’d like to be able to take videos and then grab screenshots. In diving particularly this can come in handy because fish are easily spooked when you stick a camera in their face and it can often be tricky to get good shots while maintaining your buoyancy etc. After reviewing my videos from the other night, I was surprised at how good they came out and I think with a bit of extra practice and understanding, it should be possible to get some good stuff with it. I know it will never be as good as something like a DSLR but I don’t really have the money or the inclination to fork out big dollars on a camera that would be very underutilised at my skill level. Underwater housings for any decent cameras are also quite expensive and, for the time being at least, I’m happy to just have something that is better than my phone. My next goal will also be to video some Adder feedings at 120fps so I can slow their strikes right down to 20% of normal speed. This is obviously something you can’t do with a still camera. So anyway, I’d like to hear if anyone has any tips I can employ next time and, if you have any, please share any screenshots you have from videos because I’d like to see what level of quality is possible. I’ve heard you can get some pretty high resolution images off 720p or 1080p. The biggest thing I noted from watching over my videos was that I needed to move more slowly and that using a narrow FOV allows screenshots to look much more like regular photos without the fisheye appearance. I also think some high power lighting would be good for night time. My head torch is quite bright and it did a pretty good job but there were still some points where it got a little grainy.