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A challenge?

ljesmith 13 1.1k United Kingdom
9 Feb 2006 12:10AM
How about a little challenge for a future project.

I thought it might be interesting for everyone to try something different, my idea is for people to buy a throw away camera and see what they get from it, kind of bring everyone down to the same basic point and shoot level and try and take one good picture with it, no bells and whistles, just you and a camera.

I think it could be a good way to actually think more about the photograph than the camera.

Any takers?

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buchananbchb 13 374 1 England
9 Feb 2006 12:13AM
Sounds like a good idea to me, but a little difficult to judge as it will rely on honesty, and no post manipulation.... but I would be up for it..... oh that sounds really bad doesnt it... like everyone is dishonest lol....
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
9 Feb 2006 12:16AM
Yes, I'd be up for thatSmile How could you prove it though?...call me cynical but someone's bound to cheat Wink
buchananbchb 13 374 1 England
9 Feb 2006 12:21AM
Or... we could always send the original prints to Ephotozine??
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
9 Feb 2006 12:24AM
you'd have to send the disposable camera to ePHOTOzine and let Pete develop them all.
JohnHawthorne 12 1.7k 5 Scotland
9 Feb 2006 12:26AM
Count me in, although maybe not make it too competitive as that will encourage cheating. Regardless of any competition I'd be interested to see the different results.
UserRemoved 12 162
9 Feb 2006 12:26AM
Actually - some of my most fav pics of myself have been taken on cheap little snappy cameras!!! I think it's cos they don't pick up the detail haha :o))
BigCol 16 1.8k 1 Scotland
9 Feb 2006 12:27AM
The start and finish point is ePz towers.

Each member of the editorial team starts off with a simple throw away camera, hopefully donated by a willing sponsor, on which they make one image before sending the camera on to the next participant. Oh yes I forgot to mention that there has to be teams drawn up, probably up to 36 in each?
Each team member has only one chance to make an image before it is sent on to the next team member and each team member has only one day to make that image. Forward planning is in great evidence here!
Once the last team member takes their shot the camera is sent back to ePz and the results posted.

What do ya think?
JohnHawthorne 12 1.7k 5 Scotland
9 Feb 2006 12:31AM
Too complicated - just get a disposable camera and posts the results.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
9 Feb 2006 12:39AM
Does it count if I take one on a D1x and then chuck it away?
chrism 14 118 England
9 Feb 2006 12:41AM

Quote:Does it count if I take one on a D1x and then chuck it away?

only if you throw it at me... I'd like another one Smile
ljesmith 13 1.1k United Kingdom
9 Feb 2006 12:56AM
I think Honesty should be down to the individual, there is no competition intended here, It would just be interesting to see the different results from different photographers.

If there are enough takers maybe Pete could suggest a weekend for it to happen.

How about it.
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2006 1:00AM
Sounds like a good idea to me. Don't have a disposable but have an ancient plastic point and shoot pocket film camera with no zoom and no manual settings will that do?
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
9 Feb 2006 1:05AM
they only cost about 3 quid from Tesco.

In fact, I think they're doing a two for one on the blue stripey ones. Wink

And yeah, I might well be up for it. Smile

Doclassie 13 1.1k England
9 Feb 2006 1:05AM
Yup, I'm in. I have a couple of old Kodak Brownies. Very low tech.... just a shutter and a winding knob! Can I use them?

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