the two dollar kind of camera

8.28.2011

It feels almost like betraying my precious Rebel, buying a new camera. But when that camera only costs me two bucks, I guess I could get over it. Some of my friends take all of their pictures with disposables, and I've really fallen in love with the vintage feel to their appearance. While there's absolutely nothing like a good quality photo, sometimes its good to take a break from the pro equipment and have some good 'ole fun.
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My thoughts on disposables? I really like how convienient their size is. Tuck it in my purse and its good to go. I can whip it out whenever there's something that catches my eye. There's basically no hassle. You never know how the pictures are going to turn out, which adds an element of surprise to the experience. Turning in the little camera today, I knew I was going to get back something much more than just a stack of prints. I was getting back memories. Moments in time frozen on paper, to remember as long as I look at them. And isn't that what photography is really about? 
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Do you ever use disposables? I'd love to hear!

16 comments:

  1. I haven't used a disposable camera in forever, but this makes me want to! Great photos; they're so unique. :)

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  2. What kind of disposable did you use? These are gorgeous.

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  3. These look like the were taken with a normal point and shoot! Haven't used a disposable in ages. These are quite nice though!

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  4. when i was little, for easter, i got a little disposable camera with all of the disney princesses on it. i loved that thing to pieces! that was my first taste of photography. i haven't used a disposable one since, but this is inspiring me to!

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  5. I used one at the zoo one year when I had forgotten my own. Mine NEVER turn out like this though so it was a waste for me.

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  6. I haven't used a disposable camera for a very long time. My mom gave me one when we were going to a different country to take pictures, but that was over six years ago. This really, really makes me want to get one! I almost like it more than DSLR pictures. ;)

    I've also really liked the quality of an Instagram photo from iPhone, even though I, unfortunately, don't have one.

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  7. i used a disposable camera this summer too! i need to get them scanned in.. they're so fun! LOVE the way yours turned out!

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  8. I can't believe those photos are from a disposable camera, they're beautiful!! When I was younger I used disposables all the time, and I actually still have some that are undeveloped. oops. :)

    have a lovely day! xxxx~Kelsey

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  9. I absolutely loooove all these pictures!!! They're beautiful and different. I have a film camera but disposables are so convenient and easy. I might have to get myself one. :D

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  10. I love these! The last time I used a disposable camera was at a wedding - I had a lot of fun with it, but I never got to see the pictures :( you've inspired me to buy another one!

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  11. I LOVE THESE PHOTOS, M!! They are all stunning!!!

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  12. Me and disposable cameras haven't seen each other for ages. I know. Sad story. I took one to camp one year and bam -- it got lost. Oh well! There's no time like the present to get another one!
    All those photos are gorgeous, amazing, and stunning. But it's because it's not about the camera you use but the photographer who's taking the pictures, right? :)
    xoxo acacia

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  13. Oh -- and by the way, how did you upload the photos on your blog from a disposable? Just curious. :)

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  14. I haven't used a disposable camera in years, but your pictures make me want to go out and buy one! I love how retro your pictures turned out!

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  15. What brand of disposable did you use??? And did you just scan the pictures onto the computer? I love this! Such a good idea :)

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  16. I used a disposable one this summer, one of those underwater ones. Loved it! Can't wait to get it developed. :)

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