Terry - welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts. Don't be afraid to ask even the simplest of questions. We all started out as beginners.
Terry , Your son can help you.
You need cheapest plastic camera.
You dont need repair your old camera.
I think with 15 dollars , you can shoot and order prints.
There are plastic cameras ready , film loaded and with flash.
Let your son search and buy fot you.
Say him to read this post.
Good luck in your photographic pursuit! Here's a fun project for you and your son... build a folded paper pinhole camera! the cost of the camera is free (use an old cereal box!) and it takes 35mm film... you can't get much cheaper than that!
here's a link with the plans:
Wow, makes my maxillofacial reconstruction look like a cake walk, huh.
Welcome, Terry. GLad you're here with us. (And (wink) none of us is really OK).
Terry Again, the more the merrier. Welcome to APUG.
- Terry (Iwagoshi) -
Welcome Terry, I started to tear when I read your post, I have a child and can't imagine the pain you must feel, I had an accident that left me with back surgery that makes it nearly impossible to hold heavy objects and walk very far with them. I would bet that a lot of people here and out there have some kind of disability that makes it hard to function in some way, either physical or mental. And learning never ends, we are all beginners when we start a new process. Delight in discovery, enjoy the process and know that it's not a quick journey, it takes time. Good luck,
A thousand welcomes Terry - I'm a Grey haired old Fartess and returned to "real" photography after an absence of 30 years so had a big re-learning curve to master. Don't worry about asking questions on the forums - I've asked every "stupid" question you can imagine over the last couple of years and have never been patronised or treated with anything but good humour and courtesy by other APUGGers, so ask away! Hope you're able to pursue the film/chemicals/paper type of image-making as it is so satisfying but any kind of creativity is food for the soul.
Welcome Terry - from yet another old fart! (I lost count).