My first blog posting on my web site, I guess I should say my first blog ever. My blogging will cover the subjects of photography, travel and some food. I was not sure where to begin so let's just start at the beginning. I first developed a love for photography in high school. Junior year was one full year of black and white photography. I can't remember my teacher's name but she always wore scarves around her neck and she was pretty hot. We always thought she was wearing the scarves to hide the hickies. Senior year was mostly color photography instructed by Mr. Dolan. Can't believe I can still remember his name. I think it was my involvement in these high school classes that made me appreciate photography as an art form.
Here is a photograph of my grandfather that I took in high school. I used a process called Kodalith to get this effect. The process turns every aspect of the photograph to black or white. Two negatives were sandwiched together and I had to paint over the areas I wanted to show as white with opaque paint. The process took hours back then and would only take minutes today with Photoshop.
I entered this photograph into the local newspaper photo contest and won 1st prize. I think it was a whopping $5.00. I was hooked and have been hooked ever since.
I lost track of this photo until recently. I found the newspaper clipping my mother had saved and I was able to restore the photograph. I'm glad to have the photograph back but was wish even more I could have my grandfather back.
In the future I will blog about some of the photos I have taken along with blogs about camera selection, lenses, and basic camera techniques that everyone should learn.
That is really nice. I am impressed.. I have seen pictures you have taken, and to say you are good, is not even close. Keep up the good work
I also became interested in photography early. I remember my first camera was a Polaroid, which I still have. I thought it was cool to be able to get a photo right away. My Dad got it for me for Christmas one year. It would make color and black & white prints. It was the type that you had to pull out and then wait about a minute until it developed. I had to put a protectant on the black & white photos.
You reminded me of my high school days when you talked about black and white film in school. When I was in 10th and 11th grade, I was on the Yearbook or I took Yearbook. We had black and white photography. We used an enlarger to make the photos and loaded the 35 mm film in complete darkness. It was fun.
Thanks for the post.
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