Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Holy Polaroid, Batman!

So... I have been obsessed with photography lately. Enjoying just taking photos for fun, and playing. Spending time on Flickr. Reading camerapedia.

I've decided that I really like polaroid cameras, despite the fact that it is nearly impossible to get film for them and they are usually a little on the clunky side. I do like that the results of the photos can be unpredictable. I also like that the picture comes out instantly (one of the reasons I really enjoy digital photography as well).

This last weekend I went to Goodwill and really seriously checked out the camera section for the first time. And I found some good stuff. Each of my finds was less than three dollars. I couldn't help myself...I had to get a basket. So for less than $15 I ended up getting:


- A polaroid spectra
- A cute little green polaroid one step

- A polaroid swinger (possibly broken)
- A polaroid colorpack land camera
- A time zero one step (sx-70), broken (this is the one that ate a pack of film)
- A pronto land camera (sx-70)

The polaroid impulse I already had (also from Goodwill), but wanted to include it in the picture of my new "collection."

Now I just have to see about finding some film.... and finding some space for them to hang out. Oh dear, what have I gotten myself into?


p.s.
no change with my dad's situation yet. that's good, right?

2 comments:

Genevieve said...

Wow, great score of cameras! If only the films were easy (and cheap) to get...still, worth it if only to have a cool little collection on your shelf :)

Amy Leigh. said...

Found you through scrap jacked (great page!)...let me know if you find a way to use the Polaroid land camera -- I've got one as well. I know of a hack that allows you to use 120 film, but you have to develop it yourself. Sad.

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