fun with a disposable camera / by Maci Britt

Here's an idea for 2017: go to Target. Buy a disposable camera (for $11.99). Take pictures on it all year. When December rolls around, get it developed! 

I bought a camera in October 2015 and took photos with it through December 2016. The best part about stretching it out for so long is the added fun of not remembering which pictures you took, in addition to the suspense of not knowing how the pictures will turn out. That anticipation is lost with digital. 

Of course, this is not about making high-quality photos. They're grainy. The lighting is funky. But heck, it's a whole lot of fun to do something so opposite iPhones and Instagram (which I still love, btw). 

Here are some of my favorites from the last camera. The new one is all ready to capture 2017!! 

The Window Seat at Elmwood. Berkeley, CA. 

The Window Seat at Elmwood. Berkeley, CA. 

Elmwood Cafe. Berkeley, CA.

Elmwood Cafe. Berkeley, CA.

Durant Ave from the Fire Escape. Berkeley, CA.

Durant Ave from the Fire Escape. Berkeley, CA.

Downtown Farmer's Market. Berkeley, CA. 

Downtown Farmer's Market. Berkeley, CA. 

B + L at Dolores Park. San Francisco, CA. 

B + L at Dolores Park. San Francisco, CA. 

The Campanile. Berkeley, CA. 

The Campanile. Berkeley, CA. 

Bougainvillea on College Ave. Berkeley, CA. 

Bougainvillea on College Ave. Berkeley, CA. 

Sunday Lunch at Beachside Cafe. San Francisco, CA. 

Sunday Lunch at Beachside Cafe. San Francisco, CA. 

Go Giants! San Francisco, CA.

Go Giants! San Francisco, CA.

Saturday Afternoon Chill. Berkeley, CA.

Saturday Afternoon Chill. Berkeley, CA.

So, are you going to use a disposable camera this year? Or have you used one recently??