Central Texas Photography…
Photography has been an active part of my life since I received my first camera at the ripe old age of 15. The brand was Kodak using 110 film with the cubed flashes attached on the top. I unrolled the film and placed it in the camera and shot away in every direction to the end of the roll. Time, life, and various camera types have taken me around the world. I enjoy the freedom I feel when taking my shots and to this day I get nostalgic when I look at those images.
126 or Instamatic Film.
In 1963 Kodak introduced Instamatic cameras that used a plastic cartridge for easy drop-in film loading. The cameras were typically “point and shoot” and simple to use. The image measured 26mm square. Film was available for prints and slides, both color and black & white. The 126 format became popular and brought color photography to the mass consumer market.
110 film or Pocket Instamatic Film
Introduced in 1972, 110 is a cartridge loading film, similar to 126, but only 16mm wide. The format became immediately popular since the cameras were small; hence the name of Pocket Instamatic. Cartridges were loaded for 24 exposures with various film types including color negative, black & white and slide films. Due to the small film area, enlargements from 110 negatives are grainy and not very sharp (https://nostalgicmedia.com/pages/old-film-and-camera-formats).
Over the decades I have progressed with various brands, models, and film types, recently including digital cameras. Today, the favorite camera I use is the Sony A7rii. It is mirrorless, lightweight, has an outstanding variety of lenses, accessories, and has 42+ pixels to work with. This camera is great for any type of photo shoot, especially on the go!