polaroids from byron bay

I have recently been experimenting with old polaroid cameras. They can be found easily on Ebay for pocket money (a rich kids pocket money) and offer a great opportunity to explore another genre of photography.

I grabbed myself a Polaroid Spectra AF and some Impossible Project Spectra film from the excellent Film Never Die shop and snapped a few shots on a recent visit to Byron Bay. There is something great about the one of a kind prints that polaroid cameras offer, flaws and all.

There are a few things you have to take into consideration with Polaroid film – most notably, temperature. In temperatures above 28 celsius prints can take on an orange/red cast like in the beach shot below. I actually quite like the effect.

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Comments 7

  1. ellenbest24 April 20, 2016

    Polaroids remind me of photos of my children, there long past god mother, my friend. She would snap away as you say, flaws an all. Doreen would present them in an album, dated and named… once she had shot more more to take their place.

  2. ellenbest24 April 20, 2016

    I do, the celophane sticks to the pictures and the colours fade. Doreen passed with Cancer long before her time, four years gone. They, like her, seem to be gripping on to the last remnants of colour. 😇

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