Back to the Future

Paul Farkas

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I receive this interesting e mail...

Hi Paul,

The biggest surprise in photography has been how so many savvy photographers have begun shooting film ... again.

Younger people are "discovering" film while older amateurs & pros are bringing their film cameras down from closet shelves ... at least for some of their photography.

A problem for photographers: It can be difficult to find film in retail stores. That's especially true for pro films. So, we've decided to help!

It is a rather extended commercial. For more information go to..
http://archive.benchmarkemail.com/D...aboratories-Photographers---Fuji-OTUC-Version

Seeing the box of Kodak film shown in the e mail ,where you were limited to 36 exposures for $7, rather than unlimited shots using your I phone at no cost. The question is how many of the I phone photos have thought behind them. Do any of the thousand of iPhone photos ever enter an album?

Most of us have memories of parents or grandparents taking out the family album. Then carefully looking at black and white or faded color photo. Each has a story and a fond memory.

Can this initiative aimed at the young by Dale Labs, motivate more that the minority photo hobbyists to return to the time of your grandparents when each photo was a memory treasure using a camera?

This thought led me to think about life experiences by parents and grandparents that are gone and never be experienced by the younger generation

A few of my memories that may never be experienced by my children or grandchildren...

Flying First Class in a 747...
https://www.executivetraveller.com/the-fabulous-bars-lounges-and-restaurants-of-the-boeing-747

A few airlines still offer the newest version the 747-800 but nothing like the formality and quality of airline dining 40 years ago


Traveling overnight on the Orient Express Paris to Venice with a black tie dinner on board...
https://www.belmond.com/trains/euro...uGOP5kU1owh3sLzokJcaAjoKEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
In small measure still available London to Paris shown in this commercial.


A taster menu at a Charlie Trotters in Chicago...

https://www.eater.com/2013/11/5/6336241/here-are-menus-from-charlie-trotters-over-the-years
Charlie Trotter is no longer with us but created a memory


A dinner on the top floor of the World Trade Center Windows on the World...
https://ny.eater.com/2013/9/11/6547477/windows-on-the-world-new-yorks-sky-high-restaurant
One thing to notice the well known eateries expected their clients to be dressed for the occasion. Today most restaurants are casual. Jackets and ties for men seem to be the exception.

Will fine dining ever return to more formality?


A BOAC supersonic Concorde Flight New York to London in 3 hours...
https://www.heritageconcorde.com/g-boac-204

Fortunately you your children and certainly your grandchildren will have the opportunity to fly a commercial supersonic airliner within the next 20 years.

Some of those memories above were expensive, but worth adding to your bucket list if there is a newer variation.

There are simpler memories to mention.

A pleasures like visiting a Horn and Hardart Automat with your kids and let them get their own lunches with change supplied by parent.
https://www.6sqft.com/horn-and-hardart-automats-redefining-lunchtime-dining-on-a-dime/

I hope I have stirred some memories. Share some of your experiences that would be difficult to duplicate today.

Hopefully you have a family album with old fashioned snapshots to help you recall.

Editor's note: In the interest of full disclosure, the e mail blast which began this topic was sent by Dale Laboratories. I'm on their mailing list. Founder of the company and president is Dale Farkas, my nephew.
 
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When my father graduated from high school, he and his classmates sailed on a passenger liner from Buffalo to Detroit to see Model-T Ford automobiles being assembled.



Editor's note:In the 1920s this is what your dad saw...
 
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Paul Farkas

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Useful information who are serious about photography...

How To Get Sharper
Hand-Held Pictures
Hi ODwire.org who are serious photographers,

Here's a short, entertaining video from photographer Chis Nicols.

He demonstrates the smartest ways to hold your camera in various shooting situations.​
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Paul Farkas

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More help for Photographer Hobbyists...

Photo Tip of the Month
How To Transform
Your Photos Into
Prize-Winners
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