Kodak Brownie Film Photographs

After about a 7-day wait, I got a text notification on my phone at 3:30 am that my Kodak Brownie camera photos were ready to be downloaded! I was so excited that I got up and took a look at them. They turned out great! As I had predicted, they have a unique retrofuturistic feel. It’s like an old timey photo of a scene from the future. I absolutely love it. I’m amazed that a simple box camera made in 1950 can still take photos this good. Everything seems to be in perfect working order.

I’ve been experimenting with some of the new Neural Filters available in the latest version of Adobe Photoshop (I’m using release 22.3.0). This seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out the beta “Colorize” filter. I used the default color settings and then dialed down the opacity of the layer to about 75% for a subtle hand-tinted effect. The results are unpredictable and artistic.


Vintage Film Camera: Kodak Brownie

Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 box camera

I have an assortment of vintage film cameras that friends and relatives have given to me over the years. Recently, I decided to take one for a spin. For this first adventure, I chose my dad’s old Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 box camera. It shoots 620 film (which is basically a repackaging of 120 film). I found a place online that sells hand-rolled film and bought a roll of Kodak T-Max 100. I walked around the neighborhood during the mid-day bright sun and shot all eight exposures. I carefully rolled the film up, sealed it in the light-tight container it arrived in, and sent it off to a processing lab in California. They’ll develop the film and create high-resolution scans which I’ll download from their website soon. I’m anxiously awaiting the results!