Sunday, January 13, 2013

Adventures with Polaroids.

So last week I finally got around to buying some Polaroid film!  I hate how ridiculously expensive it is ($25 for eight shots!) but I'm a sucker for nostalgia.  I still have some Polaroids that were taken when I was a little girl, and I liked the artsy feel they had.  I decided to do a little project with the film (I bought 2 packs, so I have 16 shots) where I took pictures of my friends and family and put them in my moleskine journal.  So far I've taken 5 pictures, two of which are of my little brother, because he found the concept of instant photos so fascinating.
My sister Kimmy was perplexed as to why I was so excited about low quality, sometimes out-of-focus or blurry photos.  Needless to say she's also confused as to why I don't find the members of One Direction super attractive. Hint: I don't like guys that look like they're fifteen and more waxed than I am.

Me and fellow blogger Aria! :)

Aforementioned little sister.
I haven't taken any pictures outside yet, but I really need to.  I feel like the colors would be more vibrant and less brownish/sepia.

Anyway, I'm glad I got to use my Polaroid before I left.  It probably won't be something I use often, just for special little things.  I'm thinking of maybe investing in a Fujifilm instant camera, just because they're more economical.  My friend Andria has one and loves it, and the film, while still a little pricey, is cheaper than buying from the Impossible project.

I'll post the rest of the pictures soon(ish)!


  1. I had no idea Polaroids were that expensive. But I'm with you in that I like how they look myself. I haven't seen a Polaroid in forever. These ones look great, but I do agree that being outside might produce more vibrant colours.

  2. This post makes me infinitely more excited about the possibilities of my instant camera. I will let you know how the Fujifilm Instax MINI is though I suspect I'll have nothing different to say that your friend hasn't said.

    This is so awesome and I love that you're incorporating them into your Moleskine. I might buy one or I might also buy a photo album. Time will tell.

    Thanks for posting this. These are awesome! Sepia toned ones are still really cool too.

  3. There's something about images taken by film cameras that digital cameras just can't replicate. There's something timeless about them, I don't think film cameras will be completely out of the game for a long time to come.

    I knew film was expensive, but $25 for 8 shots? Damn, I was surprised by those figures. Shooting in film does teach you about control and moderation, instead of firing off hundreds of photos without having to worry, as is the case with digital cameras. It's a great way to become better behind a shutter, because you learn to think through a shot and figure out how to compose it, instead of firing away with digital and just hoping for the best.

    My uncle offered me his old Minolta film camera when I was in London three years ago. It would have been about 35 years old. I would have loved to have had it, and was free to take it, but I felt guilty - a bit of kit like that would be worth a crapload, and I didn't feel good taking it off his hands. But still, a part of me wishes I had... oh well.

  4. I hear these things are making a comeback. Apparently hipsters really, really like them.

  5. i dont like watch a movies, but i love music