Here are a few pointers for getting the best results:
- Make the shot flattering. More appropriately, keep it from becoming unflattering. The GoPro's wide-angle lens can distort your appearance, and holding it too low and close to your face can make your nose look like a weapon. Instead, hold it at just above eye level, perpendicular to the ground.
- Know yourself. What's your good side? If you know it, make sure that you shoot it.
- Make sure that the light works. Opt for soft directional light, as shown. Also, make sure that the background is not busy or too bright.
- Mount the camera on an extension pole. You can make a fun shot by extending the camera at an angle above you or your group with the GoPro 3-way or the Handler.
- Shoot on Burst. Press the shutter once and get a bunch of shots. This works especially well with group selfies and can improve the chances that everyone has a flattering expression.
- Use your smartphone as a monitor. Here's something a little different: Hold the GoPro and keep your smartphone in view so that you have some idea how the shot will turn out.