Why a Go-Pro is my family’s Go-To!
As someone who has two little ones at home, ages 7 and 10, I’m a big advocate for every family having a Go-Pro or similar action style camera. I love capturing the most of every moment, and sometimes my interchangeable lens set-up just can’t get the job done- that or I’m too chicken to put it in dangerous situations. Whether playing at the pool, hiking the mountains on vacation, or building sandcastles on the beach, Go-Pros are so handy to have in the travel bag. Not only is it compact and practical for me, it’s a camera I can hand to the kids to play with and be worry free!
With it’s quick capture buttons, they can easily start/stop videos as they jump into the pool, or set it up for high-speed burst shooting to capture a bunch of action pictures while they do flips and tricks on the trampoline. The ultra-wide angle of the lens means that whatever they point the camera at is guaranteed to make it into their pictures and videos, and super practical for when they want to go “selfie mode” and record themselves. And of course, the submergible water proof/shockproof housing means I don’t have to panic when they drop it in the pool, or down a flight of stairs…
Another unexpected perk that came from owning one of these little guys was how creative it made everyone. Once we had it and mastered the (super simple) controls, everyone had an idea for a video or picture. They wanted to put it to the test, and they did! We’ve been thrilled with how well the Go-Pro has handled everything our family life has thrown it, and plan to include it on all of our trips and family outings in the future!
(All photos included were shot by my kiddos while on vacations or summer outings!)
-Jessica Becktol, Crestwood Assistant Manager