Date
24 September 2017
Jade was given a basic kids' camera for a fashion shoot on Hong Kong streets. Photo: DigitalRev TV
Jade was given a basic kids' camera for a fashion shoot on Hong Kong streets. Photo: DigitalRev TV

How to get creative with a really ‘cheap’ camera

Lara Jade, a US-based British fashion photographer, took on a challenge to take pictures of a model in Hong Kong with a cheap kids’ camera, putting aside her high-end professional equipment. 

Earlier this week, Jade was asked to shoot on the streets of the city with a 0.3-megapixel Anpanman camera, according to the “Cheap Camera Challenge” organizer DigitalRev TV. Anpanman, which literally means “bread man”, is a Japanese cartoon icon. 

The camera, which is more like a toy, offers no fine-tuning of the shutter speed or aperture. It has a small color screen. 

Apart from the camera, Jade was also under time constraint. She was required to capture at least six different photos with three different looks, all in the space of a 6-hour layover in Hong Kong. 

Using background scenes such as busy roadside, rough concrete walls and colorful stalls in Central, Jade completed the task in time. She also showed how to use a bracelet, glass and mirror to add special effects for her pictures.

When taking pictures without a high-end camera, it’s technique and experience that counts, she has proved.

Take a look at her work!


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The camera had no shutter speed and aperture control. Photo: DigitalRev TV


Jade adds a special effect with a glass. Photo: DigitalRev TV


A bracelet was among the items used to create special effects in Jade’s photo shoot. Photo: DigitalRev TV


Renowned fashion photographer Lara Jade was the latest to take DigitalRev TV’s Cheap Camera Challenge — in Hong Kong.


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