I got a new camera for Christmas (thanks Bill!!) and this is what it looks like.
I don't know much about it yet but I'm learning. I've been taking a lot of photos with it. Last week I discovered that it takes pictures in black & white and in sepia! I am camera challenged....this was quite a discovery for me!
(Way) back in the early sixties, I had a camera like the one below. A Brownie. It belonged to my Great Uncle Albert (he worked for Kodak) and it was pretty old when he gave it to me. It was a very simple camera to use. But I was camera challenged back then too!
Now PLEASE bear in mind that I was pretty young when he gave this to me ~ somewhere in the 8 - 12 year range I would guess.
See the silver dial down there at the bottom of the camera ~ in order to advance the film you had to turn that dial. You turned it after each photo and watched the numbers advance in a little window (I'm working with a 40 year old plus memory here ~ hopefully I'm getting this all right). You could turn the dial and advance the film whether or not you took the next photo.
I remember one time I turned past the "next" number. I didn't want to waste a shot on the film so..........
I kept on turning and turning and turning ~ thinking eventually it would get to the end of the roll of film and it would start over again.
It just ended.
I think there were three photos developed off that particular roll of film.
I never did that again.