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    World Toy Camera Day - Oct 20, 2007

    Excerpted from ToyCamera.com:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barnes Editor of LightLeaks Magazine
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Celebrate World Toy Camera Day on October 20th, 2007

    OTTAWA, CANADA, JULY 19, 2007—

    On october 20th the members of www.toycamera.com and Light Leaks magazine invite photographers from around the world to put down their hi-tech equipment and shoot with a plastic toy camera.

    What is a "toy camera" you ask? There are a lot to choose from, some of our favourites are the Holga, Diana and Lomo Supersampler. The basic rule of thumb is they have to be cheap, made of plastic, and have minimal to no controls.

    In the tradition of embracing the imperfections of lousy cameras, the members of www.toycamera.com have been sharing their love for toy cameras for over 10 years. Their ability to be creative with mimimal equipment and controls, coupled with a strong sense of community has made www.toycamera.com a unique, inclusive, and fun online community. In 2006, they started a print magazine called "Light Leaks—Low-fi Photography", and have also welcomed in other creative photographic niches such as pinhole and polaroid photography.

    "The photographs that some of these artists can create with what most would consider to be laughable photographic equipment are really amazing, and could easily be hung on any gallery wall around the world" said Michael Barnes. "While most of the world is grasping at the latest megapixels, we continue to embrace 'old-school' film-based equipment, back to the bare bones of photography.

    Plan your festivities for World Toy Camera Day on October 20th. Afterwards we invite you to submit your one best photo taken on World Toy Camera Day, and submit it to wtcday@gmail.com and we'll display them all on www.toycamera.com, award some super prizes, and publish a select few in Light Leaks magazine.

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    Media Contact: Michael Barnes(?) (613) 555-5555

    Note to editors: contact Light Leaks Press at lightleakspressATrogers.com providing your mail address to receive a copy of Light Leaks magazine.

    For more information on Light Leaks magazine, visit www.lightleaks.org.

    High resolution images available at http://www.lightleaks.org/media
    Regards, Art.
    Visit my website at www.ArtLiem.com
    or my online portfolios at APUG and ModelMayhem

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    cool. i got an old spartus camera that i think fits this definition. it is plastic with no controls, just a basic "INST" shutter button.

    eddie
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    lens photos here

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    Eddie!

    I had no idea you did that kind of thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray@uptowngallery View Post
    Eddie!

    I had no idea you did that kind of thing!
    yup! i am in. i will be in yellowstone that day so i will see what i get

    eddie
    photoshop is somewhere you go to buy photo equipment.


    lens photos here

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    Soo who's doing this and what are they doing it with?
    I feel so bad for this forum because it's just not feisty enough sometimes.
    ~Heather
    oooh shiny!
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    I found a toy camera which belongs to my daughter yesterday. Unfortunately, it's one which squirts water when you press the shutter!


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Thanks Art! I almost forgot! Bringing out the Holga.

    I hope I can go to Toronto to shoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I found a toy camera which belongs to my daughter yesterday. Unfortunately, it's one which squirts water when you press the shutter!


    Steve.
    Now you just need to glue it onto your camera and start taking pictures of surprised people
    ~Heather
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    Maybe it is time I tried out the Diana camera I bought last year at a thrift shop (was marked $1, but they sold it to me for $0.75).

    Vaughn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    (was marked $1, but they sold it to me for $0.75)
    You got a killer deal there!

    Regards, Art.
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