My #2 son and I got into our backyard swimming pool for the first time this spring last weekend. He carried a big frisbee to play with, while I toted my Olympus Stylus Tough 6000, a sturdy camera that’s not afraid of water. Which comes in handy when you’re in a pool.
Both of us had a great time using the Olympus. #2 had several self-absorbed moments when he felt compelled to take his self-portrait underwater (and did a great job!). Then the Mister climbed into the pool, and I took over the point and shoot.
As the Mister threw the frisbee high into the air for the leaping #2 , I tried to photographically capture the outcome.
Of course, a point and shoot camera can never stop the action like a digital SLR. But I put the Olympus on its sport setting and worked on my timing, which means snapping the pic well before the action’s peak.
#2 had a blast jumping off the spa and trying to corral the frisbee thrown by his dad before dropping into the pool.
And I had just about as much fun capturing all his water hijinks!