BlogHeaderKIMDec2012I was in my senior year of high school (1982) when I took Mr. McNamara’s photography class.  This was the class I most looked forward to each day!  Back in the day we developed our own film, exposed paper to light, and processed the image.  I took this picture at Lake Camanche, California.  I don’t remember the exact process for creating this print, but it wasn’t using a mouse.  I had to process the photo – I don’t think I put it through all the trays of chemicals.  Then, I used rubber cement to mask the portions of the photo I didn’t want to turn sepia.  I remember having to print the picture numerous times because using the brush that comes with the rubber cement would leave streaks.  When I completed the developing process, I would get random streaks of sepia where it should have remained black & white.  This was the completed processed photo.  Mr. McNamara submitted it to our local county fair and I won a blue ribbon!  These days, I could have achieved this look much easier with a mouse.  However, some things are just more fun done the old school way!



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5 Responses to Blog: Photography – Old School

  1. adakallen adakallen says:


    I remember those days! Cool pic!

  2. Jan says:

    I think it’s cool that you still have that great photo!

  3. kmayster says:

    Love this photograph and I know all the hard work that went into it. Beautiful and congratulations on the ribbon.

  4. Penny says:

    Love it! My daughter’s favorite high school class was last year when she took Photography. They did part of their work digitally but part of it was still “old school”, complete with chemical processing and developing in a dark room. She loved it.

  5. Tameka says:

    This is an awesome photograph. Well worth the Blue Ribbon.

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