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MUSCODA – I was recently surprised when public television reported that the use of film for photography was making a return, at least among young amateur photographers. I was not aware that films were available or places to develop and print them.

Electronic digital photography has become so widespread that most people carry a camera in their pocket in the form of a mobile phone. Also, surveillance cameras are everywhere, from trail cameras in the woods to cameras embedded in doorknobs. The nightly news shows if you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing, chances are someone has a picture of you in action.

One of my favorite cartoons showed a bunch of young people looking at a 35mm camera and one of them said, “Can you believe my parents used this thing to take family photos?”

The other person responded with “This is the ugliest phone I’ve ever seen!”

It may come as a surprise to learn that our daughter has a really big and ugly camera in a place of honor. This camera has a family history. I used it when I served in the army in Korea. That was around the time 35mm cameras became popular. They were small, cheaper, and produced good photos. They took over the camera market with names like “Nikon” and “Canon”.

When I was about to return to the United States, I asked my captain what to do with the big “Speed ​​Graphic” that I’ve been using for 16 months. He said, “You might as well take it with you – you’re the only one here who knows how to use it.” So it ended up in my holdall for the troop ship trip home and is still a member of our family.

Cameras have been a part of my life for a long time. My father had a camera that took postcard-sized pictures, and he used it as a hobby to take the occasional photograph that was published in the Omaha World-Herald.

When I was at the University of Nebraska Journalism School, I took photography classes and learned how to develop film and print photos. It was this background that earned me a place in the ministry. Someone was needed to build a darkroom from scratch and then print images. It was a challenge as the chemical packs needed to develop film and print images all had instructions in Japanese – which I couldn’t read.

When Vi and I bought our first house in Muscoda, the first thing I did was build a photo darkroom in the basement. In the next 60 years I had several cameras. In fact, I have a drawer full of old cameras and lenses. They are all film cameras as I switched to digital about a decade ago.

In our early years here we did different things to make some extra money. One of those projects was photographing at weddings.

At the time, the priest who served St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Muscoda had rules that photographers had to follow. He didn’t want them to disturb the seriousness of the ceremony, and certain passages were off-limits.

With changes in priestly assignments, it was Fr. George Grotkin who came to minister to the Muscoda congregation. I asked him if he had any rules about photographers at weddings. His answer was. “Weddings are for the couple, so you can be where you need to be to get the photos the couple wants you to have. Don’t let an altar boy run you over!”

That sounded good to me. Shooting wedding photos should be like shooting high school football—”Don’t get caught up in the action!” @font-face {font-family:Arial; panose-1:2 11 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536859905 -1073711037 9 0 511 0;}@font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;}@font-face {font-family:”MS 明朝”; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;}@font-face {font-family:”Cambria Math”; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;}p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; Margin: 0 inch; Margin Bottom: .0001pt; mso pagination: widow-orphan; Font size: 12.0 pt; Font family: Times New Roman; mso-fareast-font-family:”MS 明朝”;}.MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; Font size: 10.0 pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family:”MS 明朝”;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;}

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