It’s the week that all Instant Photographers look forward to, that week where we celebrate in our little (well not so little) obsession with Instant Film. ‘Roid Week. This year, I actually managed to get in photos for all five days (last year I made it only four…due to a camping trip on the Friday that took me away from my computer/scanner, not a bad thing overall). It was as always fun, a bit qwirky, and filled with strange stares from students and coworkers as I lugged these old cameras around and smiled as I tucked away Integral film from the Impossible Project, or peeledRead More →

I had been putting on purchasing a flash unit for my two older Polaroid SX-70 cameras, but after hearing nothing but good things about them I decided to pick one up from Henry’s and give it a go. Designed by Mint, the flash is powered by 2 AAA batteries, and gives you a sleek modern look with the same feel as the old 10 flash bar unit that was originally offered. I have to say, I was very impressed with the unit, works on both my Rainbow Box OneStep, and my two folding SX-70s (an original model and a Sonar OneStep). It fired off everyRead More →

This past Sunday at the University of Findlay there was something different going on party wise for a university. It was a party to celebrate instant photography and it’s continued life in the photographic world. Organized by Mat (From the Film Photography Project, and Alumni of UoF), and UoF professor Jeff, the idea was the allow anyone to get out and make use of a wide variaty of Polaroid Cameras and films. From Automatic Land Cameras, to Instant Integral ‘roids from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Films all over the board, Fuji FP-100c, 3000b, even some old Polaroid Stock was out ot play and newRead More →

Before Polaroid stopped making film I picked up one of their 600 type cameras on a whim and bought the last two packs of Polaroid film from Henry’s. I shot one pack and went ‘meh’ then Polaroid stopped making film. Of course at the time I wasn’t too concerned, I was still very much wrapped up in my digital cameras, and I had a few 35mm bodies hanging around that I was more than happy to try out. Of course then I started listening to The Film Photography Podcast, and they were talking about The Impossible Project, how these men had bought the last PolaroidRead More →

The Summer Road Trip, a big station wagon, kids, parents, the pet, and the open highway heading to anywhere. Well in my case, me, a four door sedan, and a well thought out route. Down through Ohio, PA, and Western New York. So for week 23 as I had the entire week off work I decided to use a Polaroid Land Camera and Fuji Pack Film to capture the trip. So for this post I chose my favourite from each day of the week. Saturday – The Henry Ford Museum. Sunday – The Glencoe Neighborhood (the entire place is abandoned) Monday – Nick and IRead More →

Week 6’s theme was Smiles, again provided by the lovely and talented Ruth! So to make it fun and unique I broke out my Instax Mini 7s which got a rather nice response from my subjects.Read More →

Two guys in New Jersey. They’re really the ones to blame for this obsession, this obsession with instant photography. You might know it better as Polaroid. Now I had already tried out Polaroid a couple years back but never really interested me, and of course, the news that Polaroid has gone belly up, and was no longer producing the film. As millions of cameras suddenly became useless. I never gave it a second thought. It was shortly after listening to some of the early episodes of the Film Photography Podcast that I learned about a group called Impossible. This company had purchased from Polaroid theRead More →