Monday, 31 October 2011

Too Much?

Kodak FunSaver Disposable Camera
Red Sharpie Flash
Red and yellow nail polish lens

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Jelly Lens.

Jelly Lens is a little device that you stick on your mobile phone to create fun and interesting photo affects. There's a whole range of different ones to collect.


Check out the official jelly lens website here.

Thursday, 27 October 2011


I entered a photo in a competition on
It's one of those that the public vote for, so I'd really, really appreciate some votes please!!

Click here to go to my photograph.

I really, really, really want the camera that's first prize so I'd be so ridiculously grateful for some votes!! Thank you :)

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Daniel R Thompson

These photographs are by Daniel R Thompson on flickr.

Daniel cross processed the film and then put it in the dishwasher. Great work!

Check out the full set on his flickr :)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Fuuvi Juicebox Camera.

I bought one of these last week and I'm so excited for it to come!
It's called the Juicebox camera and made by Japanese company Fuuvi.

It's a regular 35mm film camera, but the outside casing has very cleverly been made to look like a juicebox.
It comes in about 20 different designs, but is not readily available in the UK so I had to buy mine off ebay (still less than a tenner though so a pretty good price!)

(This is the only model that was available, the original, but that's fine by me!)

You can buy it here (shipping from Japan) and here (shipping from Malaysia) (I don't know about postage costs from these places) and there are some available on ebay but sadly not very many :(

Fuji QuickSnap.

Some more examples of what you can achieve with the Fuji QuickSnap (reviewed here)

All with a green Sharpie flash, yellow nail polish lens

Check out some more examples on my flickr.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

LOMO Mini Diana.

Definitely a camera on my wishlist!

Tech Details:
  • uses any 35mm film
  • 72 shoots in rectangular mode
  • 36 shoots in square mode
  • compatible with diana flash
  • long exposure setting

More details on the Lomography website.

Friday, 21 October 2011


Brrr! Credit to the brilliant Just-a-Song on flickr for this idea.

We've seen the effect of putting a film/camera in the freezer, and this works on the same principles, except the camera was put in an ice chest for 10 minutes prior to shooting the exposure. Perfect for experimenting with cold on the go!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Disposables are the New Polaroids.

April 5, 2011
By Luke Pommersheim

Disposables are the new Polaroids. The appeal lies in functionality, their analog nature making them the antithesis of the modern digital camera. Disposables embrace limited exposures, the viewfinder and not instantly judging your feigned smile. That’s the beauty. Digital cameras offer no secrets and no surprises, immediately displaying themselves, begging for instant assessment. The disposable makes you wait. The picture is hidden, only the camera knows what it saw.

Disposable cameras capture reality. Equipped with only a flash, they see any moment as it exists purely in that moment. They refuse to zoom, adjust to brightness, remove red-eye or detect your face. The picture captured is as naked and exposed as the individual. With no chance to delete or re-take, the disposable camera captures the truth. The camera achieves its goal – capturing a single vulnerable moment in all its unpolished and ugly glory. Digital cameras create fabrications of reality and memory. By allowing us to get the picture we want they allow us to create the memory we want. Disposable cameras afford no such luxury.

Digital cameras are carefully guarded possessions. The owner eyes its every movement like a hawk eyes a field mouse. Such expensive cameras are not to be lost or forgotten. They never really make the rounds at a party. Disposables, like STDs, get passed from person to person, no one ever quite knowing the journey, but somehow getting stuck with it anyway (usually in the bathroom with your pants down). The very nature of the disposable camera is to be lost and forgotten until the end of the night. The disposable knows when the party is over. It’s 3 AM, it’s spent, it’s ready to go home. Just like a whipped boyfriend it’ll come crawling back into your arms, acting all innocent and adorable.

Disposable cameras are the only cameras that get used and abused by everyone at a party (another characteristic shared with whipped boyfriends). The point of the disposable camera isn’t to take pictures – it’s to get them developed. The experience has nothing to do with being behind the lens or in front of it – the experience lies in flipping through fresh prints, unraveling its secret adventure.

See the original article here :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Elliott Doolittle

These great photographs are by ejdoolittle on flickr.

Elliott used olive oil, gin, paprika, bija and bleach to damage the negatives of these photos.

He says of his photographs:

I think the first time I realized that film could be manipulated like this was when I saw an image that was the result of film being soaked in gin. The first thing I tried was to let some processed negatives sit in the bottom of the bathtub covered with red wine and comet cleanser. This didn’t really produce any result that I liked. The most drastic effects come from using bleach. Other things that I’ve thrown into the mix are strongly coloured spices like turmeric and paprika, as well as various liquors, juices, and soft drinks.

You can read the rest of this interview with Elliott on thecolourtwelve :)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Blue Ribbon 35mm Camera.

Ok so the first non digital camera we're going to review is this: the Blue Ribbon 35mm Super Fat Lens Camera, sold by SuperHeadz.

This is a really cute little camera. It's basically a point and shoot and very user friendly. It also has a nice rubber like casing and the blue is such a great, vivid colour.

A couple of examples of how photographs shot on this camera should look:

How our photos turned out. They're a bit more grainy but that might have something to do with the 99p store film we used! The lovely burn in the first photo is because it was the first exposure on the roll.
This camera is really good for shooting landscapes, as you can fit more in the frame. Already mentioned in the title, but this camera uses regular 35mm film so there's no problems with developing :)

This little camera is a really good price of only £18 on for the blue version, and it also comes in a broad range of other colours, although they are a little bit more pricey. Check out the full range on Amazon now by clicking the link below :)


Have you used this camera? Let us know what you though of it!


Ok so I don't know if there's going to be an endless amount of stuff to write about disposable cameras and what you can do with them (although there will always be different liquids to put the cameras in, once we've plucked up the courage to try!) so, we're going to also look at traditional film cameras (Hannah has a very long wishlist!) as well as a bit of digital.

So basically a more all round photography blog.

We believe all types of photography have their own place, so this way we'll give you a more rounded view of equipment you can use.

We don't exactly have the money to buy and try out each camera for ourselves but we will find the best (and worse) reviews for all different cameras to give you a comprehensive insight into which is the best equipment to use :)

Sound good? Alrighty then.

Red Flash, Yellow Lens

Kodak FunSaver disposable

Monday, 17 October 2011

Alicia Soltani (1)

This great photo is by Alicia Soltani (asoltani on flickr)

To get this effect she painted a disposable camera with several different coloured acrylic paints. Great look :)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

How to Reload a Used Disposable Camera.

This is a Konica disposable camera that you can reload and do multiple exposures.

With some work you can reload almost any disposable camera. No special tools, no mods, no surgical interventions. All you need is a new film, a little screw driver and a empty disposable camera like the Konica brand. The original author of this article says Kodak cameras still need some modification, but they are working to solve this :)

Good Luck!

P.S. Do it in a dark room or in a changing bag (remember that films are sensitive to light). So you might need some training with this trick before you try real film in the dark.

A helpful comment from someone who has tried this out:

Beware of the electric shock while working with disposable cameras with flash!! Don't touch any metallic terminal inside the camera! I've experienced this and is not funny at all, believe me!

(This was seconded, thirded and then fourthed so clearly this is good advice!)

Check out the original article (here) where you can see a video on how to reload the camera.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Slamming Fails.

Ok so slamming a disposable camera against your hand doesn't always work.
Some examples of, well, basically my fingers in the way!

You never learn if you don't try though!

The last two make for some quite interesting images. I like the pastel colours in the final one.

Alyssa Ioannou

Some great examples of how photos from a disposable camera soaked in lemon juice can be seen on Alyssa Ioannou's flickr.

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