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:
*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!