I was 26 and worked for a company named Hi Fashioned Wigs.
Andre and Linda felt I would be able to do a nice job selling wigs, thus I started in a field that was a ton of fun.
One weekend Linda showed me her 35 mm camera. It was a Ricko and it was the fanciest camera I had ever seen. My then husband Bob saw I wanted a camera and had a strong desire to learn photography. I wanted one more than anything on earth and at Christmas that year he purchased a Canon 35 mm. It had all the bells and whistles. This machine was great to look at but it took skills to use and I had none.
I took course in a company in Lebanon, NH. and several other courses including NYI. My children were my models. and of course. They very best looking kids in the world and were willing to be models for me, as were all the other kids in school and in the neighborhood.
I photographed everything I could and the passion for photography grew stronger. Many of the courses I took were very good for basic but NYI detailed things out in a way it became clear and easy to understand.
So a bit if useless information now is film is made up of halite crystal and metallic dyes. When the light strikes the film they separate, thus making a negative.
The end of the film era and the beginning of the digital era was a big change for everyone. Questions came up. Will digital cameras ever be able to do professional work? Will digital ever be? It appeared the new technology was not going to happen. How long will it be before these new cameras can take great pictures?
Digital cameras did come to pass and it was time to purchase a computer. We decided we will never need anything more than a 100 mg. computer. Our first major investment to us was a Compaq Presario 16 mg. 100 mg hd.
We bought a brand new Philips 1 mg. camera. 24 photos on a card. WAHOO. The next was the Olympus 2500, one of the first digital SLRs. It was a 2.5 mega-pixel camera, but it did not have a see through lens. Those action shots were not going to happen . We needed see through the lenses to get the leg up of the horse or the extension. At that time we had Nikon D90s, 35 mm SLR. We made the decision to purchase that camera as it was clear digital was a long way off or so we thought.
A couple years later we found nice digital cameras called Minolta Dimage’s. They were 6.0 digital SLRs with see through lenses. That was very nice but the camera would get very hot and had lag. Still we could not do what we wanted to do and we felt digital was not ready yet.
About 2003 my new husband, Dennis purchased a Nikon D100 8 mega pixel digital SLR and we were off again. Imagine, we could use our old Nikon lenses. We could see through the lenses, and the camera was as fast as the lens. No lag. It also had these amazing Lithium batteries that lasted for hours. Imagine that. We could photograph an entire horse show now with this amazing camera but..our computers. We needed a computers that could handle photographs that were at least 4 meg. each.
We purchased two Dells. They did not have 2 gig of ram, or 1 gig of ram. Imagine that. Well, we had printers, huge computers, a camper and we were off and chasing that rainbow again. He also purchased a very nice scanner (back then) and a full version of Photoshop came with it.
We often see many people that are frustrated with digital cameras, pixels, line art, knowing dpi, and the list goes on. Maybe in some small way this blog will be able to help you.