Summer is a time for a ridiculous number of photographs to be taken. #trufax. Not in a sense of, ‘if you didn’t instagram it, it didn’t happen’, more of a ‘hey I’d like to fill photo albums one day’. That kind of thing, be it from polaroids, compact cameras, or disposables. Because I am a 90’s kid at heart and am yet to fill a full album (before uni I was terrible at the whole taking photos thing).
As much as I absolutely adore my polaroid (the fujifilm instax mini 7 in blue trim, but the new generations look so much cuter…), film isn’t exactly cheap and fitting it in my smaller bags can be a bit of a ballache. Not even going to talk about carting The Big One around. Love my dSLR to bits, but it’s a premeditated thing if it’s coming with me. It also needs a much better name…
Cue compact cameras and disposables: the easy breezy way to take aaaaaaaaaaalll the shots.
My compact is probably the most used camera I have ever ever owned. They are definitely worth saving up for if you want to get something with all the bells and whistles (and by bells and whistles I mean shooting in HD and oodles of megapixels, manual focus, manual settings). Some of the photos I’ve been most proud of, I’ve taken with my compact, it’s always with me. Mum has actually joked that I might need to get it surgically removed… but has been probably the best use of my one-time prime subscription ever, amazon has a pretty decent camera section, too, at the moment.
Even though I’m pretty content with my lovely little Canon, I’m forever looking for ways to up my photography game, and at a couple from Panasonic have really caught my eye. They have a great range of compact cameras at a variety of price points.
The other day, I also picked up a disposable for the first time in years, and I think it’s going to be something that’s coming on a lot of my summer adventures. I can literally toss it in my bag and not worry that it’s going to get damaged because these things are about as indestructible as the Nokia 3310. Sorry if you’re meeting me any time soon, but it’s likely to get shoved in your face 😉
How are you taking your summer snaps this year? Compact, disposable (join the crew!), dSLR?