Tuesday, November 29, 2011

In The Red and Instant Photos

My beautiful red head. 
Thanks for all the support and compliments on my photography yesterday! There is so much I need to learn. Starting a blog has forced me to take better photos. I never retouch photos for the blog but I've been having fun playing around in picnik with my kids' photos.

Speaking of photography, I recently picked up 3 vintage cameras for $10 each!  This is one of them.

I loved Polaroid cameras when I was a kid. The instant photo was great. Do you remember blowing on the photo to speed up the drying process?

I'm thinking of how much film I would have wasted the other day. So nice to be able to see the image before we even print it! 
We've come a long ways, baby!


Gabriela Delworth said...


She is gorgeous! Love this old camera!


Nani said...

Your daughter is just beautiful. She has such a classic air about her.

I love the old cameras as comfy old show pieces, but I agree with you about digital being such a blessing. I know mt photos are better because I can do it until I get it right and know tight away it's right!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful daughter you have. One of my sons had red hair and has since change to blonde almost overnight. I kind of miss my cute carrot top.


Heather @CommonplaceBeauty said...

Oh my goodness! I love old cameras. I'm not sure why I hesitate to buy them when I see them! Your pictures are great, and the kids adorable...your daughter is lovely! Love the one you picked for your Christmas card!

Loretta said...

Your young lady has flair...our next beautiful model! Love the camera! Have a great week!
Best Wishes,

Laura@happyroost said...

wow, awesome find on the camera! I've been thinking about getting my husband something like that for Christmas.


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Photos are looking good. I had zero interest in photography before I started my blog. We have come a long way...especially me! I still have polaroids in my old picture box. They have faded but still look OK. Thanks again for sharing your daughter. Loved seeing her.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

She is stunning Tammy! Love the photos!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Pamela Gordon said...

When I started taking photos at the age of 10, I took very few due to the cost of film and inexperience as well. My hubby gave me a 35 mm. camera in 1978 and boy, did I have to pick and choose what I took pictures of. For years. I am so thankful for digital cameras - so easy, so much cheaper, so many more photos!!! It's a whole new world baby. LOL Blessings,

Anita said...

I initially thought the first pic was a professional shot! Great model and great photography.

Love the red locks and the "Ruby slippers." :)

We still have a polaroid somewhere in our house. And yes, I do remember blowing on the pics.

laxsupermom said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! She has such an easy smile. Love vintage cameras! Being from Rochester(birthplace of Kodak,) I have quite a few. Thanks for sharing.

Gina said...

Your daughter is a beauty for sure! I'm still jealous of her hair. LOL

Great find on the cameras. They really add alot to a vignette.

podso said...

Great pictures! The top one of your daugther is stunning! I like what you did in picnic with them. As far as the cutting off of the head, cropping that way is done a lot I think, at least I didn't think anything of it when I saw it!

Cindy said...

My word, she is not only a beauty, but so photogenic! You did do a fabulous job photographing your kids.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful daughter ~ love her hair! I think it was fascinating for all of us to have the Polaroids...first time we could see the pics immediately. :-)


Julie Harward said...

I love your red headed daughter...I have one too! Your pictures of her are gorgeous!!! :D

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Beautiful young lady! I love your fun photos with the camera.

Dayle said...

Your redhead is a stunner! I still have a Polaroid camera in a closet somewhere. I believe it still works, too. :)

Faye Henry said...

Hi Tammy.. I found your blog and am now a new follower.. I need to find you on pinterest, too.
Your daughter is lovely and such glorious hair..
I always wanted a child with red hair.. smile..
My husband collects old cameras.. You would probably like them.. I finally took them to the cottage to put on display..

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Gorgeous Photos Tammy!

Karena said...

Tammy how cool, your photos turned out beautifully!

I love your vintage find, very cool! I loved using those Polaroids!

Please Come and enter the 1st of Twelve Days of Holiday giveaways! It is stunning!

Art by Karena

Dovecote Decor said...

Thank you so much for finding Dovecote Decor through Art by Karena. We are so excited to be giving away this gorgeous chest. I tried to follow you back, but google would not let me. I'll be back. I envy your red wavy hair. Speaking of which, I spotted Princess Beatrice of England, with that same head of hair at dinner in Paris, Saturday night. We felt so chic!!

Zane Wooder said...

That is really pretty red hair. My mom has to dye her hair red.

-Zane of ontario honey