So you have made up your mind and decided to buy a disposable camera to carry during your upcoming trip or to a friend’s wedding party? It can be quite a task picking the right camera, given the many varieties and the different types there are on the market. Let’s look at some of the things you should consider before buying one and what you should know before taking your first shot.
Where is the Camera Being Used?
Assuming you are going on a holiday and might end up on the beach, you will need to pick a camera that’s waterproof. There are many of them on the market right now, so ensure you pick the right one. Also, make sure the ISO levels are low enough to take quality photos.
Understand How the Focus Works
This is one of the crucial skills every photographer must always master. Since these cameras don’t have a ring for adjusting the focus, all you will need is to understand the distance you need to leave between you and your subject. The recommendation is always to stand 4ft away from the subject.
Learn How to use the Flash Feature
To get perfect images, make sure you understand how this feature works. In most disposable cameras, there is usually a button that you press to activate the flash. Also, the range is 4ft to 10ft, so you must always ensure your subject stands within this distance to get well focused and bright images. Always ensure the flash is on if you are using the camera indoors or at night.
Handling the Film Afterwards
Exposing the film to light can damage it, which means all your work goes to waste. If you aren’t sure if you will manage to pull out the film correctly, it is always advisable to take it to a photo lab and let this task be handled by an experienced person. Processing only takes a few hours.