Friday, 27 February 2009

Photography, 1956 style



Just for a change, I put away the D80 and put a roll of film in an Agfa Silette L that has been in our loft for years. I'm not even sure where it came from. The focus ring was completely stuck and wouldn't move, but a blast of hot air from a hairdryer sorted that out! The shutter sticks on B and 30, but at 60 and 125 it's fine. I had a wander around taking photos of random things, but I can't post any of the photos here because they haven't been developed yet! Remember that - having to wait on the film to be developed before you could see the photos? Sometimes I think it was more exciting in those days... Apparently this camera went on sale around 1956, and I think it looks very cool.

So since I have no photos to post, I drew this with my graphics tablet and Photoshop. I'm still learning but it's huge fun.

9 comments:

Rhonda said...

I love old cameras and the cool photos that one can get from them. You did a great job on your computer drawing. I look forward to more of your work. Keep at it and have fun!

Jeff said...

Yay, analog! Aw man, now you've gone and made me nostalgic for darkrooms.

Ana Tirolese said...

I love old cameras too. You did a fabulous job on the drawing.

I loved taking black and white film and developing it myself. Wow. What a treat that was.

B said...

Oh¡ Lovely¡ I miss film sometimes too! Looking forward to seeing the photos you take¡

MaurĂ­cio Sapata said...

looking foward to see the results...

owenswain said...

Love the drawing. Gotta admit though, I'm digital when it comes to cameras. Just can't afford the film and processing. Interesting, this digital drawing of an analog camera. It's a fun world, no?

You'll have to get yourself a Lomo too. :)

angeltreats said...

Hehe, see today's post, Owen - couldn't help myself!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

love these camera drawings.

rachelhoward said...

That's great - you've got a fabulous effect on the metal bits!

I love old cameras. We used large format ones in college - what a hassle they were, loading each individual negative separately. Just to mention that that was 1995 - I made it sound like the 50s or something!

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