is it unreasonable to find 20 simple point and shoots for under 20 USD?
I need some feedback inregards to my thought process and recommended action. I'm getting married in October of 2014. One of things things I really wanted to do was to have a camera on each of the guest's table. The purpose was to have negatives that i could print many years into a long marriage. That every time I make another print, that day would be relived. It is something I wouldn't mind going back to print again and again. And since this was apug, the idea of printing from smart phones and digital cameras just didn't appeal to me.
Originally, I thought I would just get some of the ilford HP5 disposal cameras; and put two on each table. Then I would process it myself.
Now thinking about it, the venue would better benefit from shooting at and EI1600. And I wouldn't mind push processing it. However, if the camera flash and camera exposure is fixed at EI400, am I really out of luck? The exposure on these disposal cameras can't be changed.
what if I get a bunch of cheapt point and shoots and put them on the table and load it with my film and exposure that I want? I can still shoot with HP5, and each camera's exposure would be set at 1600, the way I want it. I would still be able to process the film myself.
The challenge would be to find approxmately 20 cameras with autoexposure and autofocus that guests can use. Getting film wouldn't be a problem. But finding 20 cameras would be.
- is 20 USD a little too conservative. If the cameras are more than 20 USD, it would be more economically feasible to just get the HP5 disposalable cameras.
- i am concerned about age and reliability. As the groom, I can't be running around setting exposure for everyone.
- where am i going to get 20 cameras? Do I really have time to hunt down 18 automatic exposure cameras?
Or will this cause too much chaos? Too many elbows and hairy armpits in the way of the wedding photographer's actual real photos?