Welcome to Episode Five Favourite Photographs!
Back, way back….in the days of film, the first camera I ever saw was a Box Brownie.
Then came Kodak 110 cameras cheap enough for the whole family.
And finally 35MM film, what the pros used, became available to the photographer aficionados who could afford it.
Thousands of photos and years later I have only framed five pictures.
Those pics hung on the walls at many previous residences but for some reason never got unpacked here and I forgot about them for more than a decade.
The below podcast “Episode Five Favourite Photographs” is just me showing you four out of five of my favourite photographs, taken oh so long ago…
on film. The fifth photograph is in the back. Later for that.
Now of course, everybody almost has a smart phone and every smart phone has a camera which is also a video camera.
What we really have now is a computer you can hold in your hand which does virtually everything your computer does but not as big.
And as the lights went out in Kodak film development factories and Agfa and others all over the world, the Box Brownie film camera that everybody had,
has now transmogrified into a small slab you hold in your hand.
It records audio and video, let’s you do your email and gets you on the net.
You can also make phone calls everywhere.
Such as ordering a pizza and having it delivered to your mountaintop hideaway.
Episode Five Favourite Photographs
At this rate it shouldn’t be too long before we can say, beam me up, Scotty, and we stand virtually before whoever we’re talking with.
Hey Dude, they do holograms at rock concerts and on CNN, why not the ever consuming public gets that app too.
Today, film, in the family sense, has gone away, except for some pro photographers and of course, movies
Movies continue to be shot on 35 and 70MM film, then transferred to video and dvd, the digital transfer of the original to a synthesized copy.
They say it’s the look.
Film, the burning of the image onto celluloid, an emulsion process that seems to retain a certain originality of the film look when transferred to digital.
They say straight video looks cold whereas film is warm.
Like the radio tube was warm and the transistor was cold, or,
vinyl analog discs were warm and digital compact discs were cold.
But that’s all changed now.
They keep raising the bit rate and achieving higher sound and video quality.
Today’s professional cameras have such a high megapixel count that now you’d be hard-pressed to be able to tell the difference. Is it film or something else. HD? 4K?
My attempt at being a photographer was curtailed somewhat when my camera was stolen.
Now I have a phone and the camera’s pretty good.
What I’d really like is one of those neat new pro cameras like Canon or Go Pro that takes pics and videos as good as film, maybe.