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The first Christmas-related photo you ever took

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by plugsnpixels, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. plugsnpixels

    plugsnpixels Well-Known Member

    What is the very first Christmas-related photo you ever took?

    Here's one of mine from Christmas 1974, where a friend and I were roaming around town with our Instamatic cameras as young teens photographing everything in sight, such as this holiday display in the park. We later developed the film ourselves.

    This image is scanned from the original 126 negative which I still have (along with several other pages of them).
  2. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Good heavens, I have no idea. Moving house as often as we did means that a lot of things weren't kept; I don't think my photographs were a priority for my parents. Actually I don't think photographs were full stop. My first camera was a kodak instamatic which I was given when I was around 8 - so 1974 or thereabouts. I imagine my first Christmas related photograph would have been taken that year then!
  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Haven't the faintest idea! I can remember trying to shoot a Christmas tree on IR (unsuccessfully) in about 1967. The lack of success was because I didn't realize you needed IR film: I thought that just an IR filter would be sufficient...


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  4. plugsnpixels

    plugsnpixels Well-Known Member

    Well Roger, I loaded my first roll of B&W film into the tank right under the safelight...
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  5. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    The wonderful technician at the art school told me a story last week. A former student, never having loaded film into a spiral for developing before, spent several nights at home with an old roll of film and a spiral in his house, and practised loading it with his eyes shut so that on the first day of the black and white film processing workshop, he would know what to do. Apparently, he practised lots and became quite adept at it, being able to load the film onto the spiral quickly and efficiently in no time. Not quite quickly enough mind you. Because when he locked himself into the film loading 'cupboard', he set all his stuff out, closed his eyes as was now his practice and efficiently loaded his film, snapped the lid on the daylight tank and opened his eyes to realise he'd been standing in the cupboard with the lights on.
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  6. plugsnpixels

    plugsnpixels Well-Known Member

    That's funny! Reminds of back in high school, someone brought in a box of photo paper and asked me if I wanted it (as they helpfully opened it to show me what was inside...).
  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Would have been about 1976 of our cat rolling himself up in wrapping paper I think. The ex must have it somewhere.
  8. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    That'll be a bloody old cat then.
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  9. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Here's a very early digital one (including a selfie) from around 2005 or 2006...


    Somewhere I probably have some Instamatic prints from Christmases in the early '70s...
  10. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Don't want to make you feel old plugsnpixels but that was my first Christmas. :)
  11. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Show some respect you young whippersnapper...:D
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  12. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I imagine there are probably photos of me at that time. The once my granddad would have taken would possibly have been on an OM-10 and those taken by my parents would have been on a Kodak Instamatic - one of the long, flat ones that used flash cubes.
  13. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Not the first But one of the first Digital ones.....
    Was she happy or What?

  14. plugsnpixels

    plugsnpixels Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone! BTW, those same outdoor decorations in my 1975 pic above are still being brought out each year to this day!

    (Pic by someone else on Facebook):

  15. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Guess it depends on whether all she asked for were her two front teeth...:D
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  16. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    beat me to it. ;)
  17. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    At that moment they were the last thing on her mind...
    I had bought her a real "adult" set of walkie-talkies.
  18. DrewMac

    DrewMac New Member

    Playing around with a friend's Nikon d3100 and aperture priority mode. Ho Ho Ho IMG_20161221_220618_810.jpg
  19. plugsnpixels

    plugsnpixels Well-Known Member

    Nice, DrewMac, but that's the LAST Christmas photo you took. Let's see the very FIRST one ;-)
  20. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    How can you know that is the LAST, or do you know something we don't?:eek:

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