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Reuse a disposable camera and save the planet! and save a few quid

Recently i was down my local photo store (jessops) to get a few used disposable cameras as im sure you are aware they make great fun for shocking people. Just ask and they give 'em away.I also thought, huh, these companies get the cameras back, put new film in, new stickers maybe, new battery, and sell em off for �5+ each. What to stop me putting more film in? Nothing. Aside from a few shocks, but that was my fault as i was trying to remove the boards on a few of these cameras. But anyway, i put some Ilford HP5 black and white film into one and got amazing results, by amazing i mean i got pictures. check out my flickr with them on http://www.flickr.com/photos/odavidson/sets/72157608052420314 . The results i got where consistent with what i get with film processed at school in my slr, so i was happy. i advise colour film which is quite cheap now and will give good results.
 
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Step 1: Choosing your camera

Go down to your local photo store and ask around for used disposable camera. They will usually have a box of them under the counter as the films are ready to be pulled out then the camera thrown away or given back to Kodak or whoever. It is vital to find a camera with all the bits intact. There are plastic covers on the bottom where the film pops out and where batteries go in should your camera have a flash (do try to get one with a flash as indoor photos will be impossible without one). A good idea would be to get say 3 or 4 different types that are intact so you can choose which to use and which will be easiest to load. The one i finally settled on was from tesco and said 'celebration' allover, before i toke those ghastly stickers off.
Ah, I see you've run out of pro account. I don't know if they're still running the offer but Flickr was giving away three months free: http://www.flickr.com/holidaygift
Have you made that Flickr set private? :(
bylerfamily5 years ago
Wow!I really need to do this.I have tons of used disposable cameras...But no film:(
This is cool. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for a while.
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