I have found that in our current society we often get wrapped up in this need to buy the biggest, best and newest of everything. I'm guilty too. We've all thought, at one time or another, that we NEED the newest lens, or computer, or light kit - or whatever it may be - in order to accomplish a shoot the way that we want to. Sure, they may help, or make it easier in some ways, but is art not also about the challenges, the creative process, finding ways around things?
As a reminder to myself I often look to one of my favorite photos, from a series taken in school, that was shot with a holga - a plastic medium format camera notorious for light leaks and unpredictable outcomes. The image is of the moon rising over a church in Savannah, Ga. It was taken at night from the rooftop of a building nearby. I was able to keep the frame moderately still, for the guessed exposure, by balancing the camera on top of my head while I held the shutter down. So you see, adventure, lighting challenges and high up rooftops created an image I keep hanging right next to my desk 10 years later :)
Here are some samples of a few more images that I have shot on point and shoots, plastic, and disposable cameras. Never forget that there are no rules to art, and in the end photography is just playing with light. So have fun, go make a pinhole camera from a cereal box and see what you can come up with!
So there you have it, a small sampling of photographs shot in unlikely circumstances with not so traditional cameras.