Thursday, August 18, 2011


Back in Novemeber of last year, Hazel gave me a Kodak disposable camera along with a few other goodies for my birthday. After about nine months of carrying it around and carefully choosing objects, scenes, and moments to capture, I've finally finished the film and got the photos developed. It's really been years since I've been in even close proximity to a disposable camera let alone used one. In fact, I've never used one because in the time that disposable cameras were actually go-to cameras, I was a mere toddler.

So with my first real attempt at using one I have to say it's really a game of hit-and-miss with this camera. I found that the photos where I was too close to an object turned out as mysterious blobs. I also had a finger-over-the-flash strategy to opt for "natural light" but this did not work out as well as I planned. There was a total of 25 photos though only 10 mediocre shots made it onto my blog. The whimsical, sporadic, and lo-fi nature of disposable cameras worked against me this time around.

I'm glad that 100% of the shots I took in Europe turned out well — 100% being two out of two, haha. Anywho, the photo above is a look inside a store window in Stuttgart, Germany. I had spotted this figurine which I have named "fat-bottomed deer". My intention was to think about it and come back to purchase it after I had looked around elsewhere. But it was just my luck that when I did decided I wanted it and returned to the store it was closed. Unfortunately, we left Stuttgart the very next morning and I was unable to revisit the shop again. Rule #1 while travelling: If you see something you like, buy it — because you never know if you're going to see it again. But actually rule #1 should be: If you see a washroom, use it.

This second Europe photo is in the Mercedes-Benz Museum when my digital camera had run out of battery and I was itching to capture the ceiling of changing-coloured lights.

1 comment:

Hazel said...

It's always a gamble with disposable cameras. Even though it's unfocused, I like that last flower photo best!