(Closed) Disposable Cameras!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which route to take for the I Spy game...
    Have people use their own cameras/cell phones (upload on a share site) : (29 votes)
    83 %
    Break down and use the disposable cameras : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @FutureMrsHall_2013:  I think at this point disposable cameras are kind of outdated.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
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @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
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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 # 9
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’ve been thinking that I might get cheaper digi cams for my reception. Maybe ones in the $40 range, with flash.


    Post # 11
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    @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
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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. 

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