There has been a trend lately on YouTube and social media of using disposable cameras. It's a fun challenge as you forgo so much creative control, but can it improve you as a photographer?
Most photographers would recommend that if you have never shot on film before, you need to give it a go. My first experience with film photography was inspired by a challenge a photographer had set where you go on a day out where you'd definitely be excited to take your camera with you, but then only take a film camera. There are a few fundamental shifts in the way you shoot. Firstly, settings become less guess work or trial and error, and more a careful procedure. What I found to be the most interesting, however, is the limited number of shots. That particular element carries across to this disposable camera trend.
Having a limited number of shots when you leave your house changes the way you act completely, or at least it did for me. Ironically, I found that I was more motivated to shoot more rather than less. If I have my usual mirrorless camera with me, I'm choose not to shoot a great deal and then when I do want to shoot something, I go to town on it. When I have a film camera with me, however, I notice shots I'd usually miss and then have to have an internal debate about whether it's worth one of my 26 frames.
Disposable cameras appear to be a more extreme version of the common film challenge, but I do think it can improve you as a photographer, or at the very least, snap you out of your haze of shooting without the traditional care and forethought that film required.