on the shelf: canon ae-1 & vintage kodak guides

canon ae-1 & vintage kodak color handbooks (day 17 of the 30-day photo challenge: on the shelf)

This is the view of one of my favorite shelf displays: my parents’ Canon AE-1 (that I have been borrowing without remorse for a few years now) along with two old Kodak color handbooks.

kodak color handbooks from 1956 and 1963

These handbooks were printed in 1963 and 1956! I found them at a rummage sale and couldn’t pass them up because they’re both beautiful and fascinating. I’ve never developed color film because the process involves many more caustic chemicals than developing black & white film, but I still love poring through these guides.

The Canon AE-1 is my trusted film companion. It’s older than me but it produces lovely pictures, and you can’t beat the click, whirr, and wind of real film. It’s getting ready to go back to school with me for another photography class this semester!

Plus, if you’re a Canon AE-1 fan as well, I’ve just added some more of my AE-1 Gocco prints to my etsy shop

And of course, don’t forget about today’s fabric giveaway! And congratulations to Karin, the winner of yesterday’s fabrics!

This photo is part of oh so lovely’s 30 Day Photo Challenge. Today is Day 17: On the Shelf.

3 Responses

  1. Aunt Mary says:

    We also own that awesome camera!!!

  2. Frances says:

    I love old film cameras. I have a great one that I bought at an antique store, complete with zoom lens (in case), faux leather camera case, original instruction booklet, two flashes (also with cases), cleaning cloth and brush. Everything for $60.

    The camera’s a Petri FTEE from 1972. I’ve only shot five rolls of film or so with it, so I’m still learning, but I LOOOOVE it and I’d buy it again any day. The photos have such a great look to them.

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