Shake it like a Polaroid

By | June 27, 2011

My favorite image from the day - kayaks and rowing boats for rent, shot on Polaroid 100 Chocolate film.


Took off to Green Lake Park in Seattle last week with my old Polaroid 180 camera in tow. I bought this camera back in 1988 to use when shooting portraits with multiple lights.  The camera has adjustable shutter speed and aperture settings plus a sync outlet so I could trigger my lights with the camera, produce a Polaroid right there on the spot and see how my lighting looked. With digital cameras, there is no need for the old war horse (the camera, not me) but I’m still finding a use for it. I purchased Polaroid 100 Chocolate film and 100 Blue film from The Impossible Project, a company that is inventing and producing new types of instant film for traditional Polaroid cameras. They also manage to occasionally find boxes of discontinued Polaroid film to sell, which is how I came across the Chocolate and Blue films.

Two fishermen enjoy a quite moment, shot on Polaroid 100 Blue film.



Taken with Polaroid 100 Chocolate film, this reminds me of an image from the 40's or 50's.

The Molly Moon's ice cream truck on a busy afternoon, shot on Polaroid 100 Blue film.


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