Thats the picture posed by C. Gary Moyer, who is fond of taking photos on what he calls toy cameras, which he defines as cheaply made with plastic lenses.
Moyer says toy cameras are perfect for a photo buff who would rather spend their time pointing and shooting rather than looking at light meters, replacing flash bulbs or using the focus button.
He compares the resultant pictures to Forrest Gumps proverbial box of chocolates because, You never know what youre going to get, but says a real artistic eye can get some very interesting photos that you cant put a date on.
But while a toy camera can be found in a junk shop for cheap, Moyer admits that the onset of digital photography may make the film harder to get in future years.
Moyer provides a picture of what toy cameras can do in a new book, Toycam Handbook (Lulu.com).
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