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Photographer Challenges Herself To Shoot With A $1 Camera, Here Are The Results
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Photographer Challenges Herself To Shoot With A $1 Camera, Here Are The Results

When Skyler Adams realized she was more obsessed with buying new expensive gear than actually taking photographs, she decided to do an experiment. She bought a Canon Sure Shot camera for $1 and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film. “I wanted to challenge my gear acquisition syndrome, so I decided to shoot with a $1 camera for a month,” she wrote.

„I was pleasantly surprised at the quality I could get from the 38mm lens stopped down,“ Skyler said on PetaPixel. „The manual ISO setting also let me play with exposure compensation. Most of the battle is finding good light.“ Film processing and scanning was $8 more, so Skyler spent $10 for the whole experiment.

There is a common misconception that you need expensive gear to take great pictures. However, Skyler successfully proved that even the cheapest equipment can provide amazing images if you have the required skills.

More info: Instagram | Cover Image: flickr (h/t: petapixel)

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Mark Roy
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5 years ago

You know what would be a challenge? Buying that camera anywhere for $1.

Sean Brassman
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5 years ago

$35 seems to be the going rate for a tested working unit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004R7U4JE/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

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Jerilyn Balonan
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5 years ago

am I the only one who.thinks the photos are mediocre?

Benny Lava
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5 years ago

At best...

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

I think the photos say more about the photographer than they do about the camera

Sean Brassman
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5 years ago

I agree and think that's the point.

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Mark Roy
Community Member
5 years ago

You know what would be a challenge? Buying that camera anywhere for $1.

Sean Brassman
Community Member
5 years ago

$35 seems to be the going rate for a tested working unit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004R7U4JE/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

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Jerilyn Balonan
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5 years ago

am I the only one who.thinks the photos are mediocre?

Benny Lava
Community Member
5 years ago

At best...

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

I think the photos say more about the photographer than they do about the camera

Sean Brassman
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree and think that's the point.

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