I decided to get out and shoot a little after hearing the pdexposure’s podcast intermission 3 $20 challenge.
The challenge wasn’t looking great for me, since I hadn’t had any luck finding a camera I wanted to buy. Standard point and shoots didn’t interest me - I wanted something unique… My problem was solved when I found this amazing $.25 Hannah Montana camera at a garage sale run by the Order of the Eastern Star. I knew I need to kick up the images a bit, so I decided to find some light modifiers at the dollar store. After buying a $1 yellow vinyl basket and a $1 pair of sunglasses. My kit was ready to go:
My film choice was a roll of Kodak BW400CN for $9.99 (I tried to find some dollar store b&w film, but no luck!).
A trip to the beach and a drive around the block later I dropped the roll of at my local Walgreens for 1 hour developing. The film processing ran $6 and I paid them to scan it. The results actually weren’t entirely awful! I left the tone that they gave the scans (they scanned them as color negatives), cropped and straightened a couple, and edited the levels slightly in about half of them.
A few of my favorites:
The rest of the roll can be found on my Flickr.