KuyaM is off to his overnight school camp today. Most gruelling part of his prep is explaining how a disposable camera works.
You are not allowed to bring a digital cam, so you will bring a disposable camera.
“What is a disposable camera?”
It’s a camera with a film.
“What is a film?”
A film is what we use on cameras in the olden days.
“You mean my photos will be black and white?”
Well, we can buy a black and white film but I’ll get you the colored one.
“Mommy, there is no screen at the back. How do I view the pictures?”
You won’t be able to view the pics, up until it’s developed.
“What is developed?”
It means, they process the film.
“You mean print it?”
Somekindofa like that, but different process.
“Can I see the picture on the computer?”
No. Unless I scan it.
“What?Take picture, dev-what’s the word? Print it,then scan it to view it on the Computer? “
Well, you don’t have to put it on the computer cause when it is developed, it is already on paper and you can already see your photo.
Okay, remember. Scroll until you hear the click, press the flash button, then snap. You have 27 shots. After that, it is finished. Okay want to try it?
“No, I don’t want to waste it. It’s only 27 shots!!! Why does it only have 27 anyway?”
I don’t know. Just bring it and use it, okay?
“Okay, can I take a photo of an animal using this?”
Note to self : Request the school to allow the iGen kids to bring their digital cameras to camp.