Paparazzi on The Cheap

Rating: NNNNNIt's film fest time -- and the glamour, the egos, the Baby Piper champagne bottles and the overpriced amuse-bouches.


Rating: NNNNN


It’s film fest time — and the glamour, the egos, the Baby Piper champagne bottles and the overpriced amuse-bouches are flying around the city like so many jumped-up Miramax execs all agog over a “guaranteed indie hit.”

Don’t worry if you’re not invited to any of these famous film festival parties you keep hearing about. Get your own piece of the stars by joining all the pro photographers at the red carpets and outside — What, you think little old you can get a table? — the oh-so-secret hideaways of film’s hoi-polloi. But you don’t want to lose your digital to a security goon or in a media scrum. Instead, grab one of the latest disposables and start snapping!

1, The Kodak Advantix has 25 exposures, a fast flash and a panoramic option (Japan Camera, Eaton Centre, 416-977-6996, $21.99).

Go old-Hollywood glam with a Konica black-and-white (2, Japan Camera, $16.99) or standard with a Konica that includes one-hour processing (3, Japan Camera, $19.99). Also: 4, Black’s 800 ISO 27 (Black’s Photography, 444 Yonge, 416-971-5583, $13.99 or $19.99 with processing) 5, Fujifilm QuickSnap Flash (Black’s, $15.99) 6, Fujifilm Quicksnap Waterproof (Blacks, $17.99) for the tears of joy when you see your fave star 7, Kodak “Special Moments” (Henry’s, 119 Church, 416-868-0872, $7.99) and 8, Kodak Max Sport Aqua and Sport (Henry’s, $16.99).

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