Polaroid Week


This is Polaroid week! It was a good excuse to purchase some new Polaroid film to play with. While I waited for my film to arrive I decided to play with the Polaroid 145 back I recently acquired to use with my Zero 45.

I play with instant film once in a blue moon, so it took a few tries to remember that you have to wait a few minutes to let the image develop before you peel apart the film. When I figured that out, though, the fun began! I’ve been having a blast all week with this, regardless of the lack of light and reciprocity failure. I am loving the “instant” results. (though this being pinhole, it’s still slow photography).




This particular shot was a 4 hour exposure!


The weather has been lousy this week for my new Polaroid film, but I’m giving it the old college try today. I will post the results in a few days.

A very Instax Day


Last week I decided to dig my Instax out of the camera closet. I’d mentioned to my coworker that I had one and told her I would bring it to our after school outreach program  to impress the kids. The kids were not impressed. That made me sad. I remember, very fondly, the days when I would watch a Polaroid image reverse-fade into life.

Having dug it out of the closet and loaded up with film that is 3 years old, I decided to shoot the rest of the pack. My mom came to visit this past weekend. I took her and my stepdad to The Grotto in Portland. Here was our day.




grateful for the alignment tool in Lightroom.



Seriously. I am incapable of taking a straight picture.

This might be the first real outing I’ve had with this camera since I got it more than 3 years ago! I’ve had the film that long and it’s held up pretty good.

Lomo’ Instant fun


I’d been dying for an Instax Mini for a very long time. I completely dig the business card size of the prints. I started really shopping around last summer and kind of decided on the Instax Mini 90 Neo but kept getting hung up on the price. Someone directed me to the Lomo’ Instant Kickstarter. I hated the thought of contributing to a Lomography Kickstarter project. I had mixed feelings about the Kickstarter they did for the Petzval lens. But in the end my wallet won out because the cost of one of these cameras during the Kickstarter was quite reasonably priced. I kind of hate that I was played in this way but what are you going to do.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused


I played around with the Holgaroid again today. I am still trying to get the hang of it. The photos tend to come out underexposed. And I’m really not sure about that crazy vignette. I still want to play around with image transfer, though. That is the whole reason why I got it.

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is unfocused. I’m gonna go ahead and throw this one in the ring. Sort of unintentional but there you go.

I bought a Yashica Mat tlr camera yesterday from KEH.com, as was suggested by a couple of you. Thank you SO MUCH for your input and suggestions! I feel confident buying online from them, so thank you. I am SO EXCITED to play with it!

Red Shoes And Candy Cigarettes