Jul 16, 2012

Underwater photos!

For some reason I got the idea that this summer I wanted to buy a disposable underwater film camera. Which is weird because my sis is a professional photographer, and I'm used to superb quality in photos. And disposable cameras aren't exactly known for quality ... 
But I couldn't seem to get it out of my head! So finally I went and bought it. :)

If you want to try it yourself, I got the camera from Target for 12ish dollars. And developing them cost about $6 for double prints, which I got done at Sams Club. Normally I feel a bit guilty spending money on something just because. But not this time! I'm so glad I did it. To really truly enjoy something just because every once in a while is ... glorious

And at the risk of sounding very young ... it was super fun not knowing what a photo looked like immediately after taking it. ;) 

There's something really magical about the whole film process and the end results. Even the duds are mesmerizing and beautiful in their own way, especially as a group:


  1. Disposable cameras are fun once in a while, they have an old-timey feel to them. I remember two sumers ago I did the same thing, got a few disposable underwater cameras and just played with them in my familys pool.You ended up with some cool shots!

  2. That is really cool. I once had a music teacher who had a photo shoot playing the violin under water (it was a cheap, junky thing) I think it was a professional shoot. It looked really cool, but I think buying a violin to wreck for a photo shoot is a little more expensive than just a camera. :)

    Those are great photos!

  3. I l-o-v-e underwater photos, I bought one of the disposable cameras when we went snorkeling in Key West last year as well.

  4. You swim like a dancer...lovely pointed toes and graceful arms. :) Fun photos!

  5. Agreed, underwater is a magical place to be. Kind of hard to breath after a while though.

  6. This reminds me of the Jonas Brothers. "I have been to the year 3000. Not much has changed, but they live underwater." I like it! One of my friends who was on a swim team has a read underwater camera!

    Beautiful pictures. :D

  7. Waw, I love the pictures! And I love disposable cameras as well. Luckily, here in Belgium they are waaaay cheaper. They cost approximately €5 and the developing cost is about the same.

    1. P.S. I still haven't found the time to send you some snail mail, but I'm back from the Czech Republic so expect some mail soon :)


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