Are Kodak moments gone?

January 8, 2012

3 days ago I was reading the news that Kodak was preparing for bankruptcy.

In the last 3 years, I recall hearing a rumor that Kodak would no longer sell roll film, and it happened. Later I heard that their color paper for darkroom printing would disappear, and it did.

Now, thinking of not being able to buy Kodak TX film started to make me think how things have changed. I  grew up seeing my father buying film 400 or 100 ASA. I was happy to have been introduced to the Black & White darkroom, having the opportunity to develop my film and live the magical moment of seeing how an image starts to appear on paper when submerged in chemicals.

Definitely, changes are happening in Photography. Everyday, more and more people with a film background are embracing digital photography. More and more people are buying digital cameras and taking digital photography classes. This makes me think: how much time will it going to take until we will no longer see roll film?

Anyways, I wanted to share the news and see what will happen next. Is Kodak planning to focus on digital photography? Read more about CBS news article on Kodak Eastman Co. possible company plans.

Image source CBS news. Rochester, NY. October 3, 2011.


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