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04-14-2016, 07:14 PM - 1 Like   #1
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In the old days...

the ironies of shooting film? might be fun...

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You had to worry about running out of film before running out of battery...

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You worried about underexposing instead of blowing the highlights (well negative film anyway...)

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You needed a filter but not to protect the lens.
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In the old days "high iso" meant shooting ASA 64 Kodachrome instead of ASA 25.
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Chimping was looking at the yellow tab stuck in the holder to remember whether you had 24 or 36.

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In the old days...
"EXIF" data was supplied by pen and notepad.
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Double checking you have film loaded correctly and it's advancing properly.
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Today: Opening a folder and finding 17,000 files beginning IMGP_
Old Days: Opening a drawer and finding 1,700 translucent sleeves with orange acetate inside

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cthulhugan Quote
In the old days "high iso" meant shooting ASA 64 Kodachrome instead of ASA 25.
Loved the Kodachrome.

People always faulted me for using slide film. Even when I pointed out the economics of it all they would say, "But looking at those tiny little pictures sucks compared to the 4 x 5 prints."

Then I would pull out the projector and screen, turn the lights down and make my tiny little pictures 4 x 5.


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Not knowing if you got "the shot" until later when the film was developed

Being very picky about what your next shot would be because you only had two frames left on your last roll of film and they better count.

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Loved the Kodachrome.:
Me too, wish it was still around....pixel peepers dream!
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Popping my just finished rolls of Kodachrome 64 (in their prepaid mailers) in a mailbox when you were travelling on a long trip. Then coming back home to find the processed/mounted slides in those lovely yellow plastic containers, waiting for you to view.

Life was so easy then!

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You knew you "got" the shot or didn't and took it a second time only, just to be sure.

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tagging people in photos was done in the living room watching a slide show with them there.
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You had to trust your own judgment, not that of a complex automation.
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In the old days, my mother's light meter was a table of EVs printed on the flap of the Kodak packet.
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Looking at deckle edge prints, sometimes sepia-toned, of relatives who died before you were born...


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