The Message Camera - Wedding Anniversary Edition


This is my review of a disposable camera that has captions at the bottom of each frame. The pictures were taken in celebration of our 2nd wedding anniversary.

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While shopping at our local Big Lots my wife and I wandered into the “discount” section. It was there that we stumbled on to the a great find. It was a disposable camera called The Message Camera. This particular Message Camera was labeled as a wedding anniversary camera. We thought it could be funnily appropriate for our upcoming 2nd anniversary, so we decided to take a closer look.

We noticed that it was about 2 months past its expiration date, which we both liked. And we also liked how simple it would be to use, it has a built in flash that has a one push charge button, a shutter release, viewfinder, and film advance wheel. It also has a menu on the back of it so you know which saying will be displayed on which frame number you are currently shooting. So we decided to by it(about $7 USD).

Now we had to wait for it to be our anniversary. After a few months of waiting it finally came and as we planned our day we luckily remembered to bring along the anniversary camera. We took random self portraits together. We took pictures of one another. We even had a stranger take a picture of us at dinner. The entire time of taking photos we never paid attention to what saying went with what photo we were taking(we wanted to be surprised once they were developed.

So the final outcome is the photos you see along with this review. Some good quality shots that aren’t taken too seriously, but gave my wife and I a memorable anniversary that we won’t forget because of our unusual Message Camera.

written by jblaze823 on 2009-04-06 #gear #expired #review #camera #random #message #disposable #flash #self-portraits #captions


  1. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    quite possibly the cheesiest thing I have ever seen. ;)

  2. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    I meant that in the nicest way :D

  3. smclemon
    smclemon ·

    Lovely photos, and a great find! I'd love to see cheeky fucker switch the masks up, though. My sick mind went a little further, and conceived of film sold with random abuse pre-printed absolutely delicious, if a little cruel (I'm thinking like the "unnecessarily profane posters":…)!

  4. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    I agree it was absolutely cheesy, that's pretty much the only reason we bought it.

  5. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    haha, this is so funny!!!!

  6. disdis
    disdis ·

    hahaha.... this camera is so funny!

  7. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Mega cheesy cammie! Haha.

  8. rater
    rater ·

    I am speachless... so much cheesy, awesome...

  9. ananditya
    ananditya ·

    hahaha this is so funny

  10. ananditya
    ananditya ·

    oh and happy anniversary guys

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