Plastic Fantastic: An Introduction to Toy Cameras


In this video, photographer and toy camera collector C. Gary Moyer describes what drew him into the world of toy camera photography, and why he prefers shooting this way compared to more modern means. He gives a historical overview of how toy cameras came about, other notable toy camera photographers, and some points on the theory behind working with such a simple equipment.

Throughout the rest of the video, Moyer provides tips and techniques for using specific toy cameras, including the Diana and Holga, and gives insight into some of the production, film type and scanning methods he employs with his own photography.