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The oh so incredible disposable

My first Lomo cameras were the everyday disposable cameras. For as long as I can remember I was the only one of my friends that carried one with me everywhere. While they were snapping their pix-elated photos I was creating warm hard copy memories.

Photo by jbrown363

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I was there for the beginning of the digital era, I saw photos and film slowly disappear. My friends questioned my love for the little plastic camera with no screen and no fancy gadgets. They even bought me a digital camera in vain because I never used it. They just couldn’t understand how a hard copy photo in your hands can be warm to the touch. They never felt the joy that comes when you open an envelope full of pictures you have only seen in memories.

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The best part is you can take them anywhere, since they are so cheap I’m never afraid to break them. I have one with me every snowboarding trip, and there is always a water proof kodak with me at the river. On top of all that they take great photos for a small price.

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My photo album is full of wonderful photos from my past, every time I flip through its pages I can’t help but smile. Some of my favorite photos were taken with the little plastic beauty and I know I owe it all to her.

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I think it should be a family member in every camera bag and should never be underestimated. The overall value of that little familiar disposable is anything but disposable.

written by jbrown363

4 comments

  1. lighttomysoul

    lighttomysoul

    loved this! :)
    I've gone through 1 digital compact, and 2 digital dSLR Canon ones. they're all sold now. I have a LC-A+ sitting next to me here at the desk now, and I'll soon buy a Sprocket Rocket, unless I win one in the Blogathon contest. the digital ones were too easy, too perfect. and out of surely 20,000 images that I've shot with those 3 digital ones, I think I've developed under 20 pictures. that's just sad.

    I have a friend who's attending photography classes and right now they have to shoot with analog cameras, and she hates it - because she can't see how the picture turns out, she can't instantly play around with it in Photoshop etc. And I've bought my LC-A because that's the whole point to me, that's the charm. No, I don't know how the picture turned out. I have to wait. I have to shoot the whole roll full and then it's like waiting for a Christmas package when it's being developed.
    There's a charm to it which is un-met with digital ones. Digital is too.......... unreal. Too pretty.

    Keep up with the disposables!

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  2. elvismartinezsmith

    elvismartinezsmith

    hey, your underwater pics are really stunning!!

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  3. jbrown363

    jbrown363

    Lightmysoul thanks, I couldn't have said it better myself ... exactly what I was getting at.

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  4. azzzy

    azzzy

    nicely written, the pictures are great!

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