The Post Kodachrome Age

Grandma Kc wrote this on January 31st, 2010 7 Replies

I love living in the digital age. I love taking pictures of Amara and documenting every moment of her life. This was something I couldn’t afford to do with her own Mother. Times were much different back in the early 70s and there were many photographs that were never taken and others that were never developed because we just couldn’t afford it at the time. Taking pictures was expensive back then.

Amara and Grandpa reading together

Now, I never hesitate to take just one more picture. 95% of the pictures that I take will never be printed but they will also never be lost, nor will the memories they capture. Probably 75% of those pictures are of Amara and the people/animals in her life. These pictures are easily emailed to family and friends thousands of miles away. Those pictures have always been a critical part ofย  Amaraland – both the live version and the web version! They are the basis of many gifts — calendars, coasters, mugs and t-shirts to name a few. Can you tell that Grandma and Grandpa worship this kid?

One of the habits I got into early in Amara’s life was making sure we had batteries charged and ready to go before Amara came over. It happened once that I didn’t and even now I am sure there was the one perfect picture to be taken that day and I missed it. Katie talks about going out to do a photo shoot only to get in the field and find her camera turned on — her battery could have been dead! It only happened to me once. She got lucky and her battery wasn’t dead that day. I bet she never forgets to check in advance again.

I love my cameras. I love capturing pictures of Amara and her Grandpa reading a book or making silly faces. I love looking up from my computer to a wall of pictures of Amara and all of her fans. I have a great life as a Grandma and I am so glad I can capture it all in pixels!

This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.

7 thoughts on “The Post Kodachrome Age

  1. Sliloh

    I agree, I love the digital age. Sometimes I think it would be fun to set up my old darkroom again, but then…no. All that work and mess when this way is so easy ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. lvsblog

    I would like to blame my brain injury on my tendency to discover my batteries only 50% charged, but I had that problem before then.
    That aside, it is amazing how much easier it is to take photos on “the fly”. I always keep a small digital camera in Ebony’s vest so it is nearby. I rarely print the pictures these days but I can print out my favorites if i want. Most days I just browse them on line.
    Who would have thought?!?!

  3. Joyce

    I well remember the days of shooting an entire roll of film, thinking I had some really good shots, and then going to pick them up and finding a folder of blurry streaks! I agree with you completely. Some of the new tech changes make life more dangerous, but cameras that take instant photos of the grandkids and their pets are not one of them!

  4. debra

    OH MY GOODNESS YOU ARE RIGHT! I forgot about waiting for payday to be able to go pick up the developed pictures of the kids birthday or a holiday or special occasion !

    I am so old I FORGOT how old, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Diane

    I love the digital age and taking pics of the grand kids. I think I might be driving them crazy with my picture taking. I’m with you it’s so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Connie

    My oh my! How we have become so use to our new digital age. I had not thought about the developing and waiting and pay for all those pics years back. But I too rememeber tha rolls fo film that didn’t produce one good pic, and the expense, and always the waiting! Yes I love taking my pics in pixels! And I take a lot too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thankx=s for linking up.


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