When going on a trip these days, there are a million ways to capture all the fun things you did. The most convenient way may be to just document your memories on your phone, using the built-in camera. The quality of those pictures is simply magnificent in 2021 so you really don’t need any fancy stuff in order to take great snaps. Then there’s also the option to buy a digital camera; from a GoPro over a more modest specimen to professional equipment, it all depends on what you’re looking for and on how much you’d like to spend.
The more nostalgic types amongst us, however, might prefer an analog camera of some kind. Just like with the digital type, you can opt for a lot of different models depending on what you need. Online you’ll find reviews of all types if you’re looking to invest in such a piece. Because even though they’re not digital, an analog camera can cost you quite a bit of money if you want to get serious about the matter. Although, with a bit of luck, you might be able to find one in your grandma’s attic or at a flea market for a couple of bucks.
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The main reason why people like analog photography so much is the charm of it. You don’t just take fifty takes of the same scene – you take one shot and it’s only after developing the film that you’ll find out whether the photo was a success or not. And even if it’s not perfect, the vintage look and feel of analog photos are a definite plus in your photo album – which you’ll now be obligated to make since you’ve got a lot of printed pictures.
If you’re not sure about analog photos or if you haven’t stumbled upon the perfect camera just yet, there’s another option though. Slovak influencer and humorist David Dobrik has developed an app called Dispo which makes you live part of the analog experience. When you take a picture with Dispo, you’ll only be able to see it the next day at 9 o’clock in the morning. Moreover, the photo is edited to look like a vintage photograph, which means the colors aren’t perfect and you may not look as ‘good’ as in a picture taken with your smartphone. But the not-knowing and the imperfectness only add to the charm of the app, which has already been downloaded millions of times. Once your picture has been developed, you can choose whether or not you want to share it on social media.
At the moment, Dispo is only available on iOS through the App Store.