Middle Fork of the Salmon river guide shares his best secrets for perfect rafting angles

Middle Fork of the Salmon guide, Skip Volpert, shared with us his tricks to capture the best angles while whitewater river guiding in Idaho.

“Everyone uses helmet mounts for their GoPro cameras. Those angles don’t look good because it’s too bouncy and jarring,” Volpert said. “The trick is to use a fixed point, either in the back of the raft looking forward, or at the front of the boat looking back.”

The other issue is guaranteeing that the camera will float in the event it gets knocked out of the raft. “That’s why I always mount it to a spare paddle. Not only does it float extremely well, but because the paddle’s blade is long and flat, I can easily lodge it into the raft so it doesn’t move around that much.”

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