I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now. I never expected it to be this complicated and challenge my way of thinking about photography as much as it did. Such a simple concept with no expensive gear and no planning needed, yet doing an alphabet challenge with a disposable camera has changed the way I think about my photography.
If you’re feeling nostalgic about the single-use cameras, now you can bring that feeling back, but on your smartphone. Korean startup Screw Bar has developed an app that turns your iPhone into a disposable camera. First of all, it seems really fun to use. And second, it has surprisingly many features that will bring back the familiar feeling of both the thrill and the frustration of taking photos with a disposable camera.
Instead of being the only option, film photography is a growing trend in the digital age. Carried by this tide, Lomography introduced another set of cameras for the film lovers – the Simple Use Film Camera. It’s a disposable camera, pre-loaded with 25mm film with 36 shots. You can take it everywhere, it fits inside your pocket, and returns you right back to the ‘90s.
We’ve all seen photos from the early days of photography, and we all know how far imaging technology has come over the years, but how did we go from long-exposure self-portraits to instant selfies?
Using one model and a whole lot of Photoshop, Leo recreated eleven essential milestones in photographic history.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is launching a camera into space via a supply ferry, the Automated Transfer Vehicle 5 (ATV-5) which headed to the International Space Station. Launching cameras into space isn’t particularly rare in itself, but this camera is kinda special. The Automated Transfer Vehicle Break-Up Camera was designed in just nine short months by team members of the ESA specifically for this mission. The Break-Up Camera is a disposable infrared camera that will photograph the reentry of the ATV back into earth’s atmosphere where it is destined to burn up in a blaze of glory.[Read More…]