20 Disposable Camera Hacks



I don't know about you guys, but ever since I got a digital camera, I've never looked back. Film is so unpredictable, expensive and the limited quantities are always frustrating. That being said, there is something comforting, artistic and nostalgic about photography using film -the same thing that made so many people carry a soft spot for Polaroids years after they became impractical.

Maybe that's why I'm so fascinated with this awesome post on Photojojo that shows you 20 different ways to use a disposable film camera and end up with something wonderful. My favorite project is the one pictured above. Apparently, if you tape two of the cameras together at just the right angle and take a photo with them simultaneously, you can superimpose them together to create a 3D image. Pretty cool, right?

And that's not the only hack worth messing about with. Some of the other tricks involve damaging the lens or film, which can result in a surprisingly artistic or nostalgic look depending on how you do it. Another great suggestion is the idea of putting a colored or patterned filter in front of the lens or flash in order to add a little excitement to an otherwise mundane shot.

The ideas are so cool that I'm inspired to grab a disposable camera and try out my luck with their suggestions. Have any of you tried this hacks or discovered your own methods to enhance your disposable pics?

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I use to use a tiny 110 instamatic keychain camera that I ordered from a Bazooka gum comic. I also used the Diana regularly (right here next to me), a 1930 box camera, the SX70 Polaroid, and any thrift store camera I could find. And for video, the Fisher Price black & white cam that used audio cassettes to record on!
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