Friday, March 21, 2008

More of Tennessee...
Barb asked me if I had always like photography, and the answer is yes. Not quite as long as I can remember but I would say from 3 or 4th grade I wanted a camera. I am not sure how old I was when I got my first camera...I got it with Top Value stamps. Does anyone besides me remember them? I think they were red and yellow, you received so many per so much money you spent. I cannot remember how many you got per $1--but I think there was thirty pages to a book. And each page had to have a value of 50 points in it...
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I am not explaining it very well so will move on. My first camera was a polaroid know the kind where you pull the picture out and it develops itself. I was totally thrilled to get that camera. Just couldn't afford to take very many pictures cause I didn't have the money to buy film.

Then I think in high school I moved right uptown and got an instamatic made by Kodak that took the cartridges of film--mine was the 126 size. And these are pictures I took with it. I think I still have that camera. Then I went a year to a local college and the second semester there I took a coarse in photography where I learned to develop black and white film. I actually bought another camera--it was a Canon 35 mm, but not an SLR.

While there at college, I would also set in on another photography class sometimes and saw some neat ways to alter pictures. Multiple exposures is one I really remember standing out, and then there was another way of working with the negatives and ending in a very stark B & W photo--no shades of gray. I was so stupid then...that professor would have let me do anything. I should have taken advantage and sat in all the classes. And would have shown me how to do any of it.

Anyway, these are photos from when I was a child....I thought my family would get a kick out of seeing them on here.


Barb said...

Thank you Rose ~ your pictures are great and I too can remember the cameras you describe in you 'blog post' today! Thank you for commenting to Mickey, she will love that!

Carletta said...

Hi Rose,
Thing was such a cool thing to do. The idea is wonderful. I want to find some of my old polaroids now. Mine were mostly black and white ones. It's funny that some people rarely take photos outside of holidays and others of us have just always done so.Maybe you should host a challenge for others to do what you did!
I really enjoyed this.