Monday, July 20, 2015

Did you just throw that camera in the pool?

New kid on the photographic block
Deerfield Beach, FL
December 2014
Thematic. The Camera. Here.
Cameras come in all shapes and sizes, and I've been spending more time of late with this one. It's a GoPro, and while it doesn't look like much, its ability to shoot ridiculously solid video and stills while being clamped to a car or a bike - or sitting at the bottom of a pool - makes it an indispensable addition to the camera bag.

My wife and kids bought this for my birthday a couple of years back, and I've been taking it along on bike rides as a bit of a security blanket - because you never know when you'll need it. But having it in the pool with us was orders of magnitude more fun, because it turned what would have otherwise been a regular day at the pool into something even more special for them.

Your turn: What other activities should we shoot with this?

1 comment:

Michael Manning said...

A perfect gift! In the epic chase chase filmed in 1968 for the detective thriller, "Bullitt", 35mm cameras were attached with velcro to the roll bars of each car and remarkably worked well.