It is 2014 and, unlike when I was a child, the *roll, roll, snap* cameras are virtually obsolete. What is a *roll, roll, snap* camera, you may ask? It is a disposable camera – you know the sound that it makes when you have to wind it up until it clicks before you snap the picture? When I was younger, you couldn’t catch me without my disposable camera. I had one for every major and non-major event – the family reunions, on the playground, and even at my Barbie playdates. Remembering all of the good times I had made visual memories of with my cameras, I decided to introduce my little cousins to the *roll, roll, click* life. I don’t have children of my own, so my little cousins always get to experience my self-proclaimed great, fun, & adventurous ideas for young minds. You can also see them here, Kiddos & Tostados, with me last summer cooking in the kitchen.
Z has been using my cameras and phones since he was 3 years old. He has a good eye for creative photos. I really think it is because he’s young and he takes pictures of things that adults normally overlook. These are two of his pictures from 2011 at age 3.
The creative person in me just loves the creative person in him. Whenever we are together he gets my cameras and my phone, no questions asked. I never want to hinder his creative growth.
Ali just looked at me with mock excitement when I showed her the camera because, as we all know, Zeus is the camera lover – not her. Surprisingly, though, she took the disposable camera assignment I gave them very seriously.
I explained to the kiddos that with this camera, there was not an endless supply of film. They had 27 times to capture their surroundings, and that was it. See what they captured below.
The photos may be super grainy, but the memories will last forever. When was the last time you used a disposable camera? Would you let your kiddos experience the magic of a disposable camera? Does anyone still own a polaroid? If so, can I use it? Haha! Let me know in the comments below.
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