In the past few decades, we have witnessed rapid changes in the world of photography and cameras. The history of photography is long and rich, and tongue-in-cheek video from Glove and Boots will tell you about the bad sides of photography that came before our smartphones.
The video starts from smartphones, which make it fast and easy to snap a photo and share it with your friends. But the Sesame Street-like puppets go on talking about Polaroid, negative film, “old-timey cameras” from 1800s. They go all the way back to paintings and the “caveman hand selfie.”
I particularly like the part with 35mm film. If you wanted to get your photos, you would have to take the film to the lab (or develop it yourself) and wait for a while before you have the final result. If you wanted to show the photos to your friends, you had to invite them over and show them the prints. And if they wanted their own copies, they had to take the film to the lab all over again. I remembered the times when I would take my 35mm point-and-shoot film camera to school or to field trips. The anticipation after leaving my film at the lab. And how I would bring photo albums to school to show prints to my friends. Ah, good times. : )
In under five minutes, the puppets demonstrate and discuss just how “terrible” photography technology was before we had everything we have today. Of course, it’s all cynical, and I believe it’s a great video to make you have a chuckle and improve your Monday.
[Glove and Boots | The Terrible History of Photographs | Funny videos | Puppets via DPReview]
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