I’ve been having camera trouble lately.
First my beloved Nikon compact bit the dust, again, so I had to rely on my – not very good – camera-phone.
Soon afterwards the flash – among other things – on said camera-phone stopped working. although it still takes reasonable daylight photos.
Then salvation: I found my newly acquired Hudl 2 took pretty decent flash photos!
Until it was lost, in circumstances that are still somewhat mysterious.
It was when I went to use my camera-phone, my sole remaining workable camera, and saw nothing in the viewfinder that I could feel the first wave of despair crashing onto my photographic shore.
Strange though: it still seemed to work in selfie mode! Normal mode: nothing! Hmmm…
Then a penny dropped.
My little Ellie is very creative, and is fond of stickers. She’d found some colourful,metallic, smiley-face ones and had used them to decorate – yes, you guessed it – my ‘phone.
M’lud, I present Exhibit A:
An offending sticker has been removed; one that covered the camera’s back lens! It’s a shame as I disturbed the colourful symmetry of Ellie’s decorations – or ‘bling’ as she calls it.
So I stumble on with a more-or-less functioning camera, but at least one that’s ‘blinged up’!
In the meantime any contributions to my Camera Fund or my Tablet Fund are most welcome…