It sure brought back memories of buying Kodak film at a drugstore, carefully loading it in the camera, rewinding out of the sun, wondering what you’d end up with, and impatiently waiting days for the film to be developed to see what your results were.
There were six photos in this little album held in with that little silver clamp.
There are a lot of things that I remember fondly and find comforting about the simple, old days, but photography is not one of them. Although I do smile when I remember saving to buy a Polaroid camera and thinking it was the greatest camera ever. All that waving of wet photos so they’d dry, and now they are rainbow-yellow colored brittle pieces of paper.
Digital photography is a gift from the technology gods. (No disrespect meant.)
Shooting away at different angles and not caring how many times you press away because you know it doesn’t cost any more to take one photo or ten is a wonderful thing. And then you have the luxury of looking at the photos and being able to determine what is worth keeping and what needs to be straightened, cropped or enhanced with one of the many choices you have available.
I liked that old Brownie my grandparents had, but I don’t want to use it today, and we haven’t even discussed the little holder of flash bulbs that had to be purchased and inserted.
I love learning about photography and knowing what type of camera other bloggers use, so tell me – what’s your go-to camera today and why? 🙂