This was a super fun day! I finally got to go out to the old abandoned Republic Rubber Factory in Youngstown, OH. (If you'd like to go there yourself, it's at the intersection of Republic Ave and Albert Street in Youngstown. Go there at your own risk!) I decided it would be fun to get an old Kodak disposable camera and see if I can do an entire photoshoot with just that camera and nothing else! It was a challenge for sure, but in a good way. Somehow I managed to get my dang finger in front of the lens in like 30% of the photos. And I wasn't too good at cropping and framing. But, relying on composition and art, instead of depth of field or bokeh or all the great modern conveniences that a DSLR offers, that's what made it a true challenge. Because I had to try to make good art with a wide angle lens, one that wouldn't let you focus, on a camera that wouldn't let you adjust your settings, and you couldn't hide an ugly background with a longer focal length. The added challenge of shooting with film is that I also couldn't look at the back of the camera to analyze the shot and see how I did. No light meter, even! And the biggest challenge was the limited number of exposures. Limited to only 27 exposures (well the camera said 27 exposures but somehow I ended up with 28 images?), I had to really plan my shots. I am a chronic overshooter, I normally just click and click the shutter button like a madwoman. But with this, I had to be more precise about my shots, and get the shot in just ONE take. It was definitely a lot of fun, and I hope to do this again sometime and hopefully improve! I also hope to get more creative with my posing and angles as well. So here they are, all 28 images!