So, being caulky I thought taking Polaroids would be a lot easier. Its not. My camera being the Polaroid it is cant focus so I have to make sure the point of interest is not too far away or too close. The film I got was expired Giambarba film and Impossible colour film. The Giambarba not a problem except its expired and with expired you never know what's going to happen....goes extra dark, pink lines, etc. etc. The colour film I was told worked in my specific camera but it doesn't so I've been experimenting with it...putting filters, plastic bags (best pic yet actually), adjusting the exposure. I guess this is the beauty of polaroid, the sheer unpredictability of it. I just wish the film wasn't so darn pricey, hard to find and the fact I've wasted SO many shots just getting the hang of it. I'm now exploring the Impossible Project's black and white film (which should be easier I think)... so pictures to come eventually when I stop freaking out about messing up or wasting a shot.
I know I shouldn't whinge (Brit. for complain) about it cause its something I've never done before. I guess I honestly WAS surprised that this was as hard as it was. The whole point and shoot thing registered with me was being EASY, but its much much harder than it looks. So I am totally in awe now of the sheer talent of anyone who can pull off a decent Polaroid. Here's a few amazing Polaroid photographers for you to ogle:
Nectar and Light
And finally here are my first real Polaroids. The first two are from Paris, the last are from the US.
Not bad for using a plastic sandwich bag as a filter eh?