I take pictures in a variety of formats and modes, with Polaroid and 35mm being my favorites. I’ve found that while the internet is chock full of information about the latest digital cameras, there is a limited amount for people interested in vintage film photography. So I started writing down my observations in 2011 and have been sharing my experiences ever since in the hopes that it will help others embarking on playing with film for the fist time.
If you’re looking for my personal photography, please head on over the Photo Galleries page or check out my film-only Instagram account. If you’re looking for articles about photography you’re in the right place. Below is an index of everything I’ve written.
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Feature Articles on Photography
INSTANT FILM PHOTOGRAPHY
Why Shoot Instant or Polaroid Film?
Dan’s Guide to Purchasing Used Polaroid Cameras
Dan’s Guide to Purchasing Fuji Instax Instant Film Cameras
An Introduction to Using Polaroid Cameras and Instant Film
What Film Does My Polaroid Camera Use?
How to Troubleshoot Polaroid Cameras
How to Scan Instant Film
The Complete Guide to Hybrid Analog/Digital Workflow
The Early Films, Failures and Triumphs of the Impossible Project
What to do if you have a dead battery in a Polaroid film cartridge
The Polaroid ‘Look’ – a Glossary of Instant Film Effects, Defects, and Manipulations
How much is a vintage used Polaroid camera worth?
How to Shoot Polaroid and Instant Film Indoors
Where can you get cheap Polaroid film?
How much is a used Polaroid camera worth?
What Polaroid Camera to use for Weddings and Events
An Ode to 50mm f1.8 Lenses
Clean Your Rollers!
How long can you store Impossible Project film?
Where do I get my film developed?
Film, Scanner, and Camera Reviews
POLAROID ORIGINALS/IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT CAMERA REVIEWS
SX-70 POLAROID CAMERA REVIEWS
600 TYPE POLAROID CAMERA REVIEWS
Polaroid 680 Camera Review
Polaroid Impulse AF Camera
Polaroid Job Pro Camera
Polaroid OneStep Closeup Camera
Polaroid OneStep Express Camera
Polaroid OneStep Flash Camera
Polaroid One600 Camera
Polaroid Sun600 Camera
1200/IMAGE/SPECTRA POLAROID CAMERA REVIEWS
FUJI INSTAX MINI CAMERA REVIEWS
FUJI INSTAX WIDE CAMERA REVIEWS
OTHER CAMERA REVIEWS
FUJI INSTAX FILM REVIEWS
POLAROID ORIGINALS FILM REVIEWS
VINTAGE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT AND POLAROID FILM FORMAT REVIEWS
Note: all of the below films have been discontinued, but sometimes can be found sold used.
For 600 Cameras:
B&W Film for 600 2.0
Cyanograph 600 Instant Film
Color Film for 600 (Late 2013 Generation)
B&W Film for 600 (Late 2013 Generation)
PX 600 Silver Shade UV+ Instant Film
PX 600 Silver Shade Cool Instant Film
PX 680 Color Protection Instant Film
For 1200/Image/Spectra Cameras:
PZ 680 Color Protection Instant Film
Looking for reviews of older Impossible Project films? Check out my article, The Early Films, Failures and Triumphs of the Impossible Project