Do you remember years ago how Polaroid was a hit?
I never owned one, nor did my parents, but I have always wanted one, and it was always exciting when someone around me had one, and used it. It was so magical! The sound it made when you clicked the shutter, that square format, the image slowly appearing out of the dark, and the fact that you had a print at hand only a few moments after.
I finally got to use one, well not a camera but a Polaroid back, when I started shooting with my 4x5 View camera. We used Polaroids to take an initial print and see if all the settings we've made on the camera are good, before we use the "real" film... I loved it! I still have some of those roids around somewhere, but most of them actually went to my older sister, as she loved them so much. I think they're hanging on a wall somewhere in her house...
The reason I'm writing about Polaroids, is because not too long ago they have been discontinued (!) I guess it got too expensive for production in comparison to demand... But there are a few out there that are trying to "save" the roids :) One of the sites doing so is a site called PolaDroid. They have created a little software to download that in a few seconds changes your images from regular to Polaroid looking. I just took the plunge, and boy is that fun!!
Here's a little self-imagery trip down my memory lane. All converted in to Polaroid via PolaDroid
Weekly Wisdom :: Rainer Maria Rilke - To download, click on the image to open it full size and select file “save as” for your own personal use.
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