Black and White Polaroid images

It seems that I have been addicted to instant photography, especially with the Polaroid and the Impossible film (I am also shooting the Fuji Instax 210 which is great for family and friends photos since its results are more predictable, the Polaroid photos look more artistic to me).

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ680 Color Protection film, no flash)

As you can see, the look is quite vintage, just what I am looking from an instant camera. You can pretty much emulate up to a degree this look with various filters, but this one is the real deal, holding a photo like this (with the legendary Polaroid frame) has nothing to do with digital filters.

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ680 Color Protection film, no flash)

This one was overexposed since I was shot with the LIGHTEN exposure override active (you have the choice of overexposing or underexposing depending on how you judge the light conditions). Or great thing with the Spectra is that you have some manual settings, like turning the flash off or and choose focus to infinity instead of the auto focus (which is a real sonar and it works excellent once you learn its quirks).

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ600 Silver Shade film, no flash)

Now, this is a great film for the Polaroid. A black and white instant photo with a black frame. I just love looking at these b&w prints. It became my favorite instant film from the first image I did. Unlike the new color from from IP (Impossible Project), this one is very sensitive to light during the first seconds. You have to immediately seal it from light. I tape a black card over the slot that ejects the photo and then I immediately put it in a small box for the first 4-5 minutes. It gets a little bit frustrating but I expect the film to get improved over time (as they did with their color film). After all, there’s no other b&w film instant film in the market right now.

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ600 Silver Shade film, no flash)

More of a test shot, good exposed, although I don’t think I will be making more landscape photos with a Polaroid, I find it more suitable for other subjects.

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ600 Silver Shade film, no flash)

This one was my first try with the b&w film, I didn’t properly protect it from light so I got this badly developed photo.

Overall, I am really thrilled with my Polaroid and especially the b&w film, so there’s lost of instant photos coming at the near future !

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