It’s Not the Gear: Kodak Brownie Bullet II

I wrote this post 2 years ago. Since then I’ve added a ton of subscribers to my blog so you newer viewers might (or might not) find this article interesting. thank you ALL for continuing to follow my adventure and my photography. Steve Dennstedt

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Kodak Brownie Bullet II

Kodak Brownie Bullet II

In 1962, at the ripe old age of 15, this little camera catapulted me into photography’s big time. Well maybe not big time exactly, but I did take an award-winning photograph with it. Back then Kodak sponsored a prestigious photography contest in the United States, for high school students all across the country, called surprisingly enough, the Kodak National High School Photography Contest. And I was one of the winners that year: a small cash prize, my photo and name published, a nice certificate, and an 8 x 10 inch print of my photo. Heady times for a 15-year-old.

box camera

Kodak Box Camera 1940s – 1950s

In 1962 the camera cost a whopping $4.75 (or about $38.00 today when adjusted for inflation). You can read more about it here at Kodak Brownie Bullet II. It was a simple camera to the max, but a small…

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