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.