Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday - The Camera of Your Teen Years

I grew up loving cameras.  One of my first toys was a toy camera, and I had many cameras over the years.  Although my father was a gifted photographer and taught me some photography basics, I was not a serious, artistic photographer.  I was, however, from my early years a great fan of chronicling everyday life with snapshots.

The camera of my teen years was the Kodak 110.  It was a small, slim instamatic camera designed to fit into a purse or pocket.  I took it everywhere!  It had built-in flash, which was great.  
Michael Landon was the spokesperson for this camera, and appeared in print ads and commercials.  You'll find a 1979 commercial below ... it gives a good glimpse at how this little camera worked.
 
I have a couple of digital cameras now, but take most pictures with my phone.  I love the ease of phone photography, and it works great for everyday snapshots.

What camera did you grow up with?   Do you still enjoy taking pictures?   I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.

8 comments:

Emma Byers said...

I love this! Such a fun idea for a throwback. And the video cracked me up. :)

Laci Carlson said...

I have always loved cameras old and new !!

Daily Dog Tag said...

When I was ten my parents gave me an Instamatic camera, when I was 18, I got a "real camera"- a 35 mm Fujica. Sadly, my husband and I lost in while on vacation (in my late 20's.) We bought a Pentax with a kit lens, and it wasn't as nice.

Shakeira said...

My favorite camera growing up was a polaroid. I loved watching the picture develop!

HungryForGod (Andi) said...

and how can you not love Michael Landon???? :)

Ai LTM said...

I love this throwback post! I'm gonna date myself, but my very first real camera was a Kodak disc. It was square-ish, thin, and trendy, even though the quality of the pictures were pretty bad. But I used it proudly because it was my very own.

Minivan Ministries said...

I use to have one of those! It had belonged to my older sister. I love photography! That probably started the spark!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for visiting! I enjoyed reading your retro camera memories!