I picked up the book Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids by Susannah Conway, Jen Altman and Amanda Gilligan. As I was looking through the book I realized I may have a Polaroid camera in the collection of old cameras my Mom had given me several years ago. I looked through the boxes and sure enough, I had an old Polaroid camera.
Now to find out if the camera worked… I searched online for the type of battery it needed and ordered one through a local store. This week I bought some Fuji film and tried out the camera.
My first images were a little dark, I needed to move somewhere sunnier. I went to see if the sunflower field still had sunflowers blooming, and they did. My first picture of a sunflower turned out great, then the film got hung up a little and the next images really didn’t work well.
Taking pictures with an old Polaroid camera can be tricky. With the viewfinder on top of the camera and the developing time dependent on me, I am never sure what the image is going to look like. Although I really did have fun trekking through a field with an old bellows camera – that actually works!
Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds. My camera and flower images were textured with Kim Klassen’s texture 100. My Finds this week are some beautiful hydrangeas, rediscovering an old Polaroid camera and learning that letting go of the outcome can be fun.
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