Wednesday, March 19

Disposable Camera Challenge // Roll 1

It was actually one month ago today when I originally posted my Disposable Camera Challenge!  I had a really good time shooting and storing pictures for a month.  After the first week, the newness wore off a little and I would have to remind myself about the little camera hiding in my purse.  After a couple of weeks I was used to having it there so it became second nature to pull it out when I wanted to capture a clip of something special or happy.  Finally, when I got down to my last 5 or so pictures, it started driving me a little crazy.  I'm the kind of person who goes nutty waiting for surprises, so when I started getting close to the end I felt like Katie on Christmas morning.  Here are some of my favorites:

Things I learned while shooting with the disposable:

*This camera needs a LOT of light without a flash.  I definitely lost some pictures because I didn't know just how much light was required.  To give a reference, the photo of me and the girls on the couch was taken in my living room at the brightest point of the day.
*I really enjoyed snapping pics of everyday things as well as grabbing one special moment from an outing or occasion.  A lot of the photos above look like regular old photos but give me all the sentimental feelings.  And that's the goal.
*Now that I'm being more intentional with how I use this type of camera, it's possible to get some really beautiful shots.  I'm past the days of 24 exposures of bright-white flash selfies with my friends.  I'm not beyond that, because those are fun too, but you can actually get some really lovely memories out of a funny little disposable camera.

I'm going out today to buy my next disposable.  I mentioned on Instagram that if you are playing along, hashtag your photos with #disposablechallenge and we can all sort of link up and see what everyone is up to.  Also, if you have a film camera and you want to play along that way, that's fine too!  The more the merrier!


28 comments:

  1. i love these! it's amazing the quality difference between digital and disposable. it's been so long, i've forgotten! they almost look antique, which is awesome.

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  2. Loving that low beam in the last picture :) I have one in my home as well!

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  3. Love this challenge! These pictures turned out great! I'm in a photography course and when we did the film portion, it was kinda driving me crazy because you have no idea what it will turn out like in the end!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  4. those look like every picture captured during my childhood!! lol what a fun challange!

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  5. i want in on this next month! sounds like so much fun :)

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  6. I took a vacation to Southeast Asia with my best friend and he brought along a disposable camera for each of us to use; I took a photo here and there throughout the trip but he blew his all at once on a night out. They turned out to be some of our best memories of that time together and now I *always* pack one for vacation (plus one for a friend or my husband too). Love this challenge!

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  7. These photos are gorgeous in such a unique way, compared to the way most of us are photographing these days (phone cameras, DSLR's). Really love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is just such a fun and perfect challenge, the first picture of you, Hope and Posey on the couch is just brilliant! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. How fun! I wasn't following you last month but I might tag along this month. There is always sweet reward in discovery after anticipation:)
    XOXO,
    Madi Elizabeth

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  10. those pictures are awesome, the imperfections make them more perfect! I'm playing now with my very first Holga and Diana Mini, can't wait to finish the film and take them to develop

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  11. I love that these look like my old snapshots from the 90s. Such a fun idea.

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  12. My favourite is the one at the bottom of you and Johnny! I think it's so sweet <3

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  13. I took a disposable camera with me on holiday last year and some of my favourite photos were captured on it. This is such a great challenge!

    Sydney

    Sydneymakesthings.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. so fun! some of my favorite shots on disposables. it's just too bad they're so pricey for what they are these days:/

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  15. What a great idea this challenge is.
    I won't try it just yet, but perhaps this summer i will.
    You captured some wonderful moments that i know are dear to you.
    I remember i used to use throwaway cameras all the time. I kind of miss it, having that tangable photo to hold instead of it just being on a screen.
    I'm a new follower, you rock :)

    ~Abigail
    http://sweetergetsthejourneyblog.blogspot.com/

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  16. Looks like a fun project! There is something about those kinds of spontaneous, slightly-out-of-focus photos that can really capture a moment!

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  17. i remember carrrying around disposable cameras all the time when I was in school! It was so exciting to get them developed because by the time it came to get them developed, yu already forgot what pictures you took. lol

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  18. There's just something about film that never fails to make my heart melt. Love these photos!

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  19. Wow! After seeing these, I can't wait to see how mine turned out. I am only half way through my film, but something about having an actual film makes it harder to just snap away...

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  20. Love this so much, I've just bought a few disposables from eBay :)

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  21. you're the cutest family i've ever seen ..
    the picture are beautiful .! :)

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  22. I love the colors in these photos. It is surprising to me that the photos are as clear and bright as they turned out.

    I plan to join in!

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  23. I think I'm definitely about to participate! Gotta get my hands on a disposable camera!

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