Posted on 11 January, 2019 by john 58707519dc9c44ebbaee9ebe805df811.jpg Took my toy camera to school today and the kids took some pictures. Quite a lot of confusion. Hopefully somewhat dispersed.
That’s quite a big format. I remember having an amateur photographer uncle who had an SLR which used film that size, which used to fascinate us.
@johnjohnston Good old 120 film. It’s been a long time since I saw a roll.
@bradenslen I got a Diana toy camera as a present a few years ago. Only took one roll. At school ( I teach 8-11 years) I was trying to explain how a film camera worked so took it in and the class shot some pics. Incredulous that there was no screen on the back and you could not choose what to print.
@johnjohnston That is a great learning experience. I’d love to see their faces when they see the prints.
@johnjohnston awesome!! I love my toy cameras. Why are they so fun??
@fgtech thanks, brilliant “when did real cameras come out”.
@herself mine got dusty. I love the idea and have seen some great pictures. I met a complete enthusiast and bought a cheepy. My first efforts were meh. Hoping kids in my class will get me back into it. Have you posted results anywhere? Or maybe they should go on the wall.
It is interesting the camera (Diana copy) let’s you either shoot 12 or 16 pictures from a roll.
@johnjohnston I revised my approach to Flickr and removed all of my digital photos, and replaced them with my film stuff. These aren’t all 120 film but I did develop them all myself (which explains the varying quality)… Here
@herself These are wonderful. Seeing this many film photos at one time is nourishing!
@herself very cool indeed I love the varying quality perhaps revealing other qualities?
@twelvety thanks! And thanks for friending me on Flickr too. I really like your photos as well 🙂
@johnjohnston I tried to tell myself that, hehe.
@herself Thank you! 😊