More Polaroid images

Shooting with Polaroid cameras has become a real addiction and I will almost always carry a Polaroid camera with me loaded either with color or b&w film. The instant photo has also caught the interest of friends, sometimes because it reminds them of past eras, other times simply because its something new to them. As a friend of mine said when I showed him a photo I had just taken “you are even faster than digital, having a printed image in a matter of minutes” !

Of course, a great portion of interest is due to the unique way the Impossible Project film renders an image. As I have said before, its the real Instagram. Sharing a printed photo with a friend is more powerful than just emailing one.

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ680 Color Protection film)

On a bright sunny day either with the exposure override set to DARKEN I found many of my photos to be quite overexposed. Sometimes that creates a welcome look, other times not. The IP film is a ISO 680 film, which means at f/32 you get a 1/160 speed (which is within the shutter speeds range of the camera), so the camera should be able not to overexpose. Its something I will have to experiment with at the future.

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ680 Color Protection film)

One more thing I noticed is that one of my two Spectras produces more cool colors. I know that temperature has a major part here, but maybe there are other things contributing to that (maybe the conditions of the rollers, I don’t really know). Nevertheless, all these little surprises to me add a lot to the artistic look of a Polaroid photo. If I want color accuracy I can always use the Fuji Instax Wide.

I have mostly shot color film with the Polaroid, so this week I try some shots with the b&w film (which as you can see at the picture below can also become brown, another little surprise here, and at this particular case, a welcome one !).

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ600 Silver Shade film)

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(Polaroid Spectra SE, Impossible Project PZ680 Color Protection film)

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