Classic Vintage Film Cameras

I’ve always enjoyed my position in history in terms of technology. In middle school I enjoyed the dawn of the home video games, we had a Pong and then later a Magnavox Odyssey², which my Dad liked over the Atari system because it came with a keyboard and perhaps had more educational opportunities.

The Magnavox Odyssey² and its two hard-wired controllers
The Magnavox Odyssey² and its two hard-wired controllers

I graduated High School in 1984, just when personal computers were becoming mainstream.  The report card system still used punch cards!  In my first year at Boston University, I did have a class that required sending stat problems to the mainframe computer for batch processing.  By my sophomore year you could rent time on an Apple computer to work on papers. By the time I graduated just about everyone had their own home computer or laptop.

During this time I also used film cameras, developed my own negatives and had a closet darkroom set up.  In High School I had and Olympus OM-10 35mm film camera and then after that fell in the lake I got an Olympus OM-G.

My first online purchase was an old 4×5 Graflex Crown Graphic press camera that shot Polaroid Type 45 Positive/Negative film with and developed in a bucket.

Old Press Camera
Old Press Camera – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-press-camera-edward-fielding.html

When digital cameras rolled around, I wasn’t an early adopter.  I was busy with a career in the Computer Magazine Publishing Industry which was seeing an upheaval.  Instead when my son was born I bought a Sony video camera and took a lot of video and had a small digital point and shoot camera.  It wasn’t until years later that I had time to get back into photography and purchased a Panasonic Lumix G Series mirrorless camera and started to take serious photographs. Later I added a series of Fujifilm small cameras and a full frame Canon 6D DSLR to my equipment.  My most recent addition has been a GoPro Hero5 Black action camera. The world of digital technology is always exciting and I’m glad I lived in the pre-digital, vinyl record, cassette tape analog world growing up to really appreciate what we have now.

Vintage Automobile Photography

Vintage Automobiles

Classic vintage car photography by Edward M. Fielding featuring great old cars captured in their natural environment.  Available as prints, museum quality framed and matted artwork, metal prints, acrylic prints, wood prints as well as products such as tote bags and throw pillows.  See the entire collection at:  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/car

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Old Ford Model T Woodie
Old Ford Model T Woodie – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/2-old-model-t-ford-in-front-of-house-edward-fielding.html
Vintage Corvette Sting Ray In Vineyard
Vintage Corvette Sting Ray In Vineyard – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-corvette-sting-ray-in-vineyard-edward-fielding.html

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Old Hudson in the Snow
Old Hudson in the Snow –http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-hudson-in-the-snow-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html
Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding
Old Junker Car by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-junker-car-edward-fielding.html

Yellow Cab Square

Yellow Cab Square http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/yellow-cab-square-edward-fielding.html

Cruise Night At the Diner
Cruise Night At the Diner http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/cruise-night-at-the-diner-edward-fielding.html

See the entire car photography collection at:  http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/car

Open All Night – Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Coffee at the Diner

“Draw one – a cup of mud”

“Draw one in the dark”

“Pair of drawers”

“Blonde and sweet”

Diner Coffee – How ever you order your coffee at the diner, you’ll know the diner waitress will always be back for a frequent top off of hot joe.

Coffee at the diner
Coffee at the diner “Open All Night” by Edward M. Fielding

Diner Memories – I recently sold this photograph of a traditional diner cup of coffee in a classic diner to to a buyer from Hendersonville, TN..  The New England area still has a lot of classic diners in use, many of them from the Worchester Diner Company such as one in the photo.

Shot at the Four Aces Diner in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the original 1952 Worcester Diner Car number 837.  If you are in the area, you have to try their Red Flannel Hash – so good!

We love diners and breakfast all day, so when ever we are traveling around and spot a diner, we’ll stop in for a Western omelette or eggs over easy.  Luckily we’ve been able to find them all over the country.  I have a full section in my portfolio just of diner photographs.

Diner Neon Clock
Recently sold a 14.000″ x 10.500″ print of Time To Eat to a buyer from Cleveland Heights, OH.

New Hampshire is simply classic diner fan heaven with so many classic diners spread around the state!  Here is a check list of diners to experience the next time you are traveling around New Hampshire:

104 Diner
752 NH Route 104
New Hampton, NH 03256Airport Diner
2280 Brown Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

The Bacon Barn
4 Sanborn Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053

Coffee Pot Restaurant
30 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Cross Roads Diner
94 New Rochester Road
Dover, NH 03820

DaddyPops Tumble Inn Diner
1 Main Street
Claremont, NH 03743

The D.W. Diner
416 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

Donna’s Place
28 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Fast Eddie’s Diner
320 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842

Four Aces Diner
23 Bridge Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Four Seasons Diner
1328 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106

Friends Diner
85 Allenstown Road
Allenstown, NH 03275

George’s Diner
10 Plymouth Street
Meredith, NH 03253

Gilley’s Diner
175 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Hollis Market Place Diner
4 Ash Street
Hollis, NH

Joey’s Diner
1 Craftsman Lane
Amherst, NH 03031

The Lebanon Diner
24 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Lindy’s Diner
19 Gilbo Avenue

Keene, NH 03461

Littleton Diner
170 W Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

MaryAnn’s Diner
29 East Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

Marcus P’s Diner Plus
50 Main Street
Greenville, NH 03048

Margie’s Dream Diner
172 Hayward Street
Manchester, NH 03103Miss Wakefield Diner
7 Windy Hollow Road
Wakefield, NH 03872

Moe Joe Country Diner
649 E Industrial Park Drive
Manchester, NH 03109

Murphy’s Diner
516 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Norton’s Classic Cafe
233 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Union Diner
1331 Union Avenue
Laconia, NH 03246

Peterborough Diner
10 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458

Pink Cadillac Diner
17 Farmington Road
Rochester, NH 03867

Plain Jane’s Diner
897 Old Route 25
Rumney, NH

Poor Boy’s Diner
136 Rockingham Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Red Arrow Diner – Manchester
61 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Red Arrow Diner – Milford
63 Union Square
Milford, NH

Remember When Diner
1 Wildwood Lane
Rochester, NH 03867

Roundabout Diner
580 U.S. 1 Bypass
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Steves Diner
100 Portsmouth Avenue
Exeter, NH 03833

South Side Diner
127 Rockingham Road
Derry, NH 03038

Sunny Day Diner
Route 3
Lincoln, NH 03251

Suzie’s Diner
76 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Tilt’n Diner
61 Laconia Road
Tilton, NH 03276

Trackside Cafe
66 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding
Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding

We’ve haven’t even hit all of the diners in the state of New Hampshire but we’ve certainly been to our fair share in Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine as well as more far reaching spots in Montana, Florida and even diners in Canada.

My wife Wendy and I even “starred” in a TV commercial filmed  in a diner on Prince Edward Island for the Atlantic Lottery.  There I am at 27 seconds getting my 12% piece of the pie!  Yum!

Keywording 101 for Art Sellers

Selling Online Requires Keywording

What if you had a great product to sell but it was invisible?  How would you describe it to potential buyers?  How about you get them to see how the wonderful qualities of the product?  How would you attract potential buyers to said invisible product?

Selling products like artwork and fine art photographs online is much like selling an invisible product, because people search the Internet by using text based search engines.  Sure there are image search features on search engines like Google but for the most part buyers search using text.

Even within an online gallery like Fine Art America, text searches are used to bring up a selection of artwork and fine art photographs from the massive database.

If a buyer can’t find your art, they can’t buy it.  It’s as simple as that.

Keywords are the key to buyers finding your work

One of the most basic ways for your artwork and fine art photography to be found is via keywords.  Keywords are descriptive words used to describe the image.

In essence  you are trying to guess what word or words a potential buyer would use to find your artwork.

Another word for it:  Index term, a term used as a keyword to retrieve documents in an information system such as a catalog or a search engine

Usually online art galleries or databases require anywhere from 10 to 50 keywords.  You should start off with the first words that come to mind when looking at an image.  What words would you used to classify the image on your computer to find it again in the future?

This quick, top of mind words are going to be the most valuable.  For example, this photograph of a dog taking a photograph in the studios.

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Right off the top of my head I’m going to think: dog, camera

Then I’m going to start getting more detailed and try to describe the image further with more detailed description words like:

studio, Westie, press camera, vintage

Then I’ll start to think about the mood of the image – funny, humor, photographer

And I’ll use descriptive words about the medium: photograph, black and white

I might add framed, print, fine art, poster and other more generic descriptors.

Basically you want to cover the who, what, where, when, why and how of the image.

Pho Dog Grapher Coffee Mug
Pho Dog Grapher Coffee Mug

If the product was a coffee mug I might include: ceramic, coffee, java, mug, tea, beverage, gift, household.

Keywording is an essential component of selling online so be sure to take the time and effort to do so!

 

The Old Red Truck

I can faithfully say that I’ve never seen an old vintage red truck that I didn’t like. I don’t think my car can physically drive past an old red truck. Call it an obsession or some thing primal but I just love the look of old red farm trucks, especially found the wild.

Old Red Farm Truck Framed
Framed print of the old red truck by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-red-ford-pickup-edward-fielding.html

It can be a completely restored, freshly waxed, just pulled out of the garage beauty or an aged, weathered and rusty old relic in a field. I just love the look of these vintage old workhorses.

If I had the money, my next prop purchase would be an old red farm truck that I could drive around and place in the country landscapes that surround my area.  Forget about the prop guns, skulls, baskets, suitcases etc that I use, I’d be happy to transport them all around in my old red truck.

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Of course I know nothing about cars so that might be a problem.  Although I do understand that these old cars are much simpler than today’s computer driven vehicles so maybe it wouldn’t be such a problem to maintain it.

Even better would be to meet someone who owns a great old truck and would enjoy driving around the area parking it in the perfect spots for me to photograph.  Anyone out there in the Upper Valley who owns a great old vehicle and meets this description? 😉

Red Neck Moving Day
http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/red-neck-moving-day-edward-fielding.html

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Photographing Vintage Cars in the Wilds of New England

Meanwhile I’ll just have to keep my eyes peeled and find them “in the wild” as I call it.  Not in a car show but out in the open in their natural environments.

Sounds crazy right?  Finding a beautiful old vintage car parked in the perfect spot ready to be photographed?  Well luck favors the prepared and I’ve been lucky on a number of occasions.  Partly because I’m out photographing a lot and partly because there are lot of great old cars still knocking about in New England at least when the weather is good.  Something about Yankee thrift I suppose which as kept these old cars in top condition and stored away from the elements.

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Limited Edition Release “Vintage Typewriter” on Saatchi Art

Now available on Saatchi Art – a new limited edition release of “Vintage Typewriter” by Edward M. Fielding

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Photography-Vintage-Typewriter-by-EMF-Limited-Edition-1-of-100/693319/3354652/view

New Limited Edition Release Vintage Typewriter

New Limited Edition Release Vintage Typewriter http://tinyurl.com/h4uu7tz

  • Photography: Black & White and Digital on Paper.
  • Limited Edition – signed and numbered by the artist. 17″ x 21″ with a 2 inch margin.
  • A still life of an old, vintage, antique typewriter by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding. A simple reminder of yesterday’s technology and how far we’ve come.
  • Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 2″ border for framing.
  • Keywords: sepia, toned, typewriter, vintage, still life, antique, keyboard, object, old

Records – Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf

Classic Vinyl Records

Artwork featuring classic vinyl records.

Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Framed Print
Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Framed Print

…an analoguesoundstorage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
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Bob Seger – Old Time Rock n Roll – The Distance Tour 1983

Did you know? At the lowest point of record sales, a Vinyl revival began in the mid 2000s. Worldwide sales of vinyl records have since increased every year since 2006. In 2015 music sales of vinyl records were back at the level of 1988.

 

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ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:  Canvas Print by Edward Fielding CANVAS PRINT Framed Print by Edward Fielding FRAMED PRINT Print by Edward Fielding PRINT  Poster by Edward Fielding POSTER  Metal Print by Edward Fielding METAL PRINT  Acrylic Print by Edward Fielding ACRYLIC PRINT Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Wood Print by Edward Fielding WOOD PRINT Greeting Card by Edward Fielding GREETING CARD  IPhone Case by Edward Fielding PHONE CASE  Throw Pillow by Edward Fielding THROW PILLOW The Shelf Duvet Cover  DUVET COVER  Shower Curtain by Edward Fielding SHOWER CURTAIN Tote Bag by Edward Fielding TOTE BAG Round Beach Towel by Edward Fielding ROUND BEACH TOWEL Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Carry-all Pouch by Edward Fielding CARRY-ALL POUCH  Beach Towel by Edward Fielding BATH TOWEL  Weekender Tote Bag by Edward Fielding WEEKENDER TOTE BAG  Portable Battery Charger by Edward Fielding PORTABLE BATTERY CHARGER Men’s T-Shirt (Regular Fit) by Edward Fielding APPAREL  Coffee Mug by Edward Fielding

 

Down on the Farm Fine Art

Down On The Farm

A collection of farm, rural, country living images from artist and photographer Edward M. Fielding.  Photographs and artwork taken and inspired by New England farm scenery around the Vermont and New Hampshire area known as the Upper Valley.  See the entire collection here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/farm+life

The Farm Life Collection

The Farm Life Collection includes over 250 images dealing with rural and country scenes of farm animals, barns and agricultural landscapes.

Sunset over the old red barn.
Sunset over the old red barn.

“After The Storm Passes” framed print by Edward Fielding.  Customize your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our frame prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Ships within 2 – 3 business days.  Storm photographs and artwork – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/storm

 

Old Red Tractor in the Snow
Old Red Tractor in the Snow

“Old Red Tractor in the Snow” – Part of the collection of over 100 vintage tractor fine art photographs – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Vintage Tractor Gallery – a portfolio of over 100 vintage tractor photographs and artwork

Barns, Farms, Fresh Country Air

From Jenne Farm in Reading, Vermont to the backroads of Orford, NH, to walking the dog in Etna, NH, the Farm Life collection captures scenes from old family farms that still work the soil, milk the cows, tap the trees and produce fresh food for local tables.

Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print
Ely Vermont Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White Framed Print

A 100 year old barn in Ely, Vermont.  The  Old Wooden Silo And Barn Black And White framed print by Edward Fielding can be purchased with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our frame prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Ships within 2 – 3 business days. http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/products/ely-vermont-old-wooden-silo-and-barn-black-and-white-edward-fielding-framed-print.html

Inside The Horse Barn Black And White
Inside The Horse Barn Black And White

The setting sun fills this horse barn with a beautiful warm glow. Vermont Photography by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/inside-the-horse-barn-black-and-white-edward-fielding.html

Who remembers Walgreen Drugs?

Walgreen Drugs – fine art photograph

Vintage Walgreen Drugs Store Neon Sign
Vintage Walgreen Drugs Store Neon Sign

Walgreen Drug Vintage Neon Sign

I spent some time in Universal Studios in the back lot photographing the vintage signs, faux old buildings and cars.  You have to move fast.  You really have to plan out a strategy.  Buy your ticket in advance, get to the front gate early in the morning and make a beeline to the back lot before the crowds.

You really only have minutes to find, compose and shoot the shots you want to capture before the throngs of people are in the way.

Vintage Walgreen Drug neon sign is available as prints and products here: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-walgreen-drugs-store-neon-sign-edward-fielding.html

About Walgreen Drugs

“Walgreens” began in 1901, with a drug store on the corner of Bowen Ave and Cottage Grove in Chicago, owned by Galesburgnative Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. By 1913, Walgreens had grown to four stores on Chicago’s South Side. It opened its fifth in 1915, and four more in 1916. By 1919, there were 20 stores in the chain. As a result of alcohol prohibition, the 1920s was a successful time for Walgreens. Although alcohol was illegal, prescription whiskey was available and sold by Walgreens.

In 1922, the company introduced a malted milkshake, which led to its establishing ice cream manufacturing plants.

More from Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

A few more memories and blasts from the past from Orlando’s Universal Studios amusement park including a 1950s Mel’s Diner and vintage classic cars.
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A classic vintage Chevrolet sedan on the streets of old New York City.

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At Mel’s classic Drive in.

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Duff Beer – “Can’t Get Enough of That Wonderful Duff” – Photographed at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, in Krustyland, part of the Simpson’s themed area.

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Harry Potter’s school for wizards, Hogswarts Castle in Hogsmeade. Fine art photography and digital wizardry by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com

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Chief Clancy Wiggum is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. He is the chief of police in the show’s setting of Springfield. He is the father of Ralph Wiggum and the husband of Sarah Wiggum.

OMG my first film single lens reflex camera

OLYMPUS OM SERIES Film Camera

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Back in high school I saved up my money to purchase my very first SLR film camera – the Olympus OM-10.  Remember when cameras were advertised on TV?  Back in the early 80s, New Wave music ruled the airwaves and Olympus was pushing the OM-10 on TV using celebrities. Blondie had hit after hit and super model Cheryl Tiegs played the dumb blond who doesn’t know a lens opening from a broadway opening in this commercial:

The OM-10 was sold as a simple to use, amateur camera. Basically a point and shoot SLR. The original configuration didn’t even come with manual settings as a standard. In order to play around with manual control you would have to purchase and accessory doohickey.

Drooling nerds given the chance to be in the same room with a supermodel just couldn’t take a bad picture with this camera!  Everyone could be a high end fashion model if just given the chance and handed the OM-10.

My OM-10 was a trusty camera that produced good results as I was learning the craft.  I took it off to college and tried my hand at shooting slides for stock agencies.  I’d have to have the slides developed, mark them with my name, put them in plastic sheets and send them off to the stock agency to be never seen again.

I was going along fine until one early spring day at home on break from college I wandered too far on to the lake and fell through some thin ice with camera.  Thankfully I was rescued by some workers that were home working on the house but my camera was toast.

Later I replaced it with Olympus’s upgrade to the OM-10, the OM-G.  The OM-G was a nice refinement of the original OM-10.  It was still a compact, easy to use, affordable SLR but now manual controls were built into the camera.  The controls were simplified and over all the camera became sleeker.

I don’t remember what happened to my original OM-G.  I must have sold it off at a tag sale at some point as digital cameras became the next great thing.  But now my son is in high school and he signed up for a photography course – traditional with film and darkroom processing.  So went on Ebay to see what I could find and lo and behold there was the OM-G with a 50mm 1.8 lens for $68.

So once again, history repeats and we have an OMG in the household!

The Olympus OM System (O = Olympus, M = Maitani) was a line of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras, lenses and accessories sold by Olympus between 1972 and 2002 (some accessories were sold until early 2003).

The system was introduced by Olympus in 1972, more than a decade after Nikon, Canon, and other manufacturers had established their own SLR ranges.

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More vintage camera photographs and artwork