The lovely and talented Cam of Campfire Chic hosted a disposable camera swap last month & I jumped on board the chance to get out of the box little with my photography & have a fun new assignment. I was lucky enough to have a fabulous partner who wrapped my itty-bitty Kodak in some beautiful paper & shipped it to me to develop. I have SOOOO many memories of getting dozens of rolls of film developed during my high school and early college years.
The camera arrived with a few shots left, so I took advantage and snapped a few last photos on my way to get it developed. I took a shot of the sign at my nearest Walgreens informing me they don’t do actual developing anymore, a self-portraits in my rearview mirror waiting at a stop light, and a photo of the camera I was late sending off to my partner.
It was so neat & exciting to have anticipation of getting your photos back. Taking the photos, it was so strange not to have the instant gratification, but I loved the surprise when I picked up my photos to see so many great sights around California.
You could make suggestions or requests to your partner, and mine included trees/nature/outdoors so I was in luck with all the great scenery.
And then a peacock! How cool is that!?!? The other interesting thing to me about seeing somebody else’s photos out of context is that I really wanted to know the story behind a few of them- was there some significance to the shot? Where was it taken? What am I looking at? Did she have the same questions about my photos?
My other favorite thing to photograph, but which rarely makes the blog, are clocks. I have a crazy fascination with large public clocks & I was excited to see a few in the shots. And of course- the amazing ocean sunsets were pretty fabulous too.
Ahh…California! Beaches, sunshine, waves, perfect weather & more! It’s ironic that I actually flew out to LA with my disposable camera, but I think I took mostly skyscapes from the airplane and not much on the ground.
This is me posing at the baseball game with my disposable camera- I can’t wait to see how my shots came out. I had such a blast participating in this project & it was humbling to remember that we did photography for decades without all this instant gratification. I’m both excited and encouraged at how much the role of photos is changing in our lives thanks to cell phones, social media, and things like Instagram. I think photos are so important & I’m glad that’re more accessible to our everyday lives.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: A nice night home alone getting caught up on reading, photos, and chores.