A few months ago Seth attended an overnight camp with his school. Super exciting stuff for this fourth grader! Nothing has topped this pinnacle of his school existence to date.
They were allowed to bring a camera with them as long as it was disposable. I bought one and sent it... and I FINALLY got the film processed. Hey, it's better than the years it used to take me to get film developed.
First of all, I can't get over the color of these photos. They're whack. It made me remember what it was like getting film developed in High School. haha. Perhaps someday I'll dig out a few of those pictures from the Garage-O-Death and post one or two.
Or, maybe not. *thinking back to high school* Yeah, definitely not.
Here's what I found out after this project: No one develops film anymore. Except places like Walmart where you pay 20 cents a picture plus $3 for the disk. Between the initial disposable camera and developing this ended up costing around $20.
That's pretty darn pricy!
So let's see what I got for my twenty bucks, shall we?
When I originally handed over the camera I had a rule (which Seth thought was STUPID), he needed to be IN the pictures. He could take pictures of friends or the camp, fine. BUT. He needed to be present in them. The last thing I wanted was to develop an entire roll worth of someone else's kid. What's the fun in that?
He did follow my rule. Believe me, I was surprised. I thought he would "forget."
I didn't want to post any pictures of his friends. But really, most of the pictures came out like this. Can you tell what the boys look like anyway? hahaha.
And then there were numerous out of focus selfies:
My boy likes some selfies!
He did manage to throw himself into the fun of camp life for a few shots. For instance, doesn't he look THRILLED here? I mean, he gets to go fishing! Yippee!
He was particularly proud of that bear picture. Kept chuckling and asked if we could frame it. Boys! I'll never understand their humor.
And here he told me that the lake was beautiful. He wanted me to see it. But since I told him he had to be in the picture, this is what I got.
I said, "Thank you, Seth. The lake is way more interesting with you standing in front of it."
"Really?" he asked, clearly not believing me.
All in all, best twenty bucks I ever spent! Well, this month, at least.