Post # 1
Ok so I have a template all set up to do the I Spy game for my wedding and I thought instead of spending the added expense of disposable cameras, I thought have our family and friends use their own cameras and cell phones to take the pictures and then on the I Spy game, tell them how to upload onto a share site through Shutterfly.
Has anyone done this without disposable cameras and it worked out ok? Or was it better to use the disposable cameras?
I just think the disposable camera will just become a problem, with people taking dumb pictures to just finish up the film and then we have to pay to get ALL of them developed where as the share site, we can pick and choose what ones to print.
Please help! Thanks!
Post # 3
@FutureMrsHall_2013: I think at this point disposable cameras are kind of outdated. People will probabyl love being able to use their own cameras and phones!
Post # 4
@FutureMrsHall_2013: We did the I Spy game for the handful of kids at our wedding. I bought 7 disposable cameras. All the film was used. I spent WAY too much money both on the camers themselves and developing the cameras and got ZERO pictures from them! The kids had fun using them – but they were all horrible shots – blurry and/or darkly lit. Seriously – not ONE picture. In retrospect, I would have spent a little more money on cheap digital cameras and had the kids use those!
Post # 5
Disposable cameras are horrible quality, especially in the low light of most receptions. They are expensive to buy, and expensive to develop. And then, all you have are physical prints – you’ll have to scan everything to use them digitally! Doesn’t make sense when everyone has a camera on them anyway. An iPhone takes a better picture than a disposable camera.
Post # 6
Almost everyone these days has a camera phone, even my grandma does. And if they don’t surley someone else at their table or near them will. Don’t bother with disposable cameras, between the added cost and low quality prints it would be a waste. Plus if you’re having any younger guests they might not even know how to use a disposable camera (I discovered this in a recent conversation with a 15 year old…at which point I felt ancient).
Post # 7
I say no to disposables. The quality is so bad it’s not worth your time. Either ask people to share on photo sharing site or download the app wedding snap. If people are using their smart phones then it automatically shares the photos taken.
Post # 8
Thank you so much ladies on your advice! And I agree! There, my mined is set! Haha no disposable cameras!!!
Heck most of my family either always has a camera with them at all times or has their cell phones. I love the thought of using a share site for pictures as well because like some of you said, you spend so much money in developing them and a very few or none of the pictures come out. With the site everyone can see the pictures and you can decide what you want to print. And yes those disposable cameras are so cheaply made and the quality is horrible!
@Kit_Kath: lol that was funny about feeling ancient! 🙂 I know how you feel! Technology has certainly changed a lot since then!
Post # 9
As a photographer myself, it’s really annoying to see guests worrying about taking pictures at the wedding ceremony instead of enjoying it. Even though I have had really cool pics of the grandmother snapping a picture, if lots of people stand in the ceremony because they want to take a picture, it can affect the wedding photographer, and the composition of a picture. I have gotten guests stand right in front of me as I’m going to take a picture… please don’t get disposable cameras. It is a huge distraction as well for other guests. Just my opinion
Post # 10
I’ve been thinking that I might get cheaper digi cams for my reception. Maybe ones in the $40 range, with flash.
Post # 11
@zarethacosta: Agreed. This topic gets brought up every so often in relation to unplugged ceremonies. But I don’t think people realize how bad this phenomenon is becoming. Your wedding is literally going to look like the cellphone department of an electronics store anyhow, so if it were me I’d be doing whatever I could to not encourage the behavior.
But to re-iterate what everyone else has said, the quality of photos you get from a disposable camera is even worse than the quality you get from most cellphones – and that quality is pretty bad.
Post # 12
I would never go with disposable cameras!!! It is a way to old way to do it. I would deffently go with the guest using their own cameras. I have used Photago.com before becasue then the guest could upload photos from both their phones and cameras in a easy way through the apps and website.