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Old school polaroid manipulation
« on: October 24, 2015, 12:21 »

 I,ve been playing around with one of my old 1960,s era polaroid cameras. If you remember the wonder of peeling apart the photo to reveal the image,you may have found the process a thing of wonder.

I took the attached picture and did some interesting things with it. When you peel apart the picture,you are left with a positive,which is your picture and a negative.

What I have done is taken that negative and taped it to a piece of glass,then poured household bleach on the black backing to dissolve that black backing. You end up with a transparent negative.

I then scan the negative into a program called "Adobe Light Room" then soften the image and increase the grain. Also playing with the color. I end up with a dreamy look.



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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2015, 12:36 »
Beautiful and creative!
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Re: Old school polaroid manipulation
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 14:42 »
I didn't know you could still get Polaroid film; or is it old stocK? If they are still making it, maybe I should look more closely at those old Swinger cameras at the thrift stores!

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Re: Old school polaroid manipulation
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 18:37 »
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Re: Old school polaroid manipulation
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 11:28 »
I didn't know you could still get Polaroid film; or is it old stocK? If they are still making it, maybe I should look more closely at those old Swinger cameras at the thrift stores!

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Fuji makes new film for the pack film cameras called FP-100C. You will have to google online to see if the "Swinger" takes that particular film size.

You can also google the "Impossible" project. They make several kinds of instant films for many Polariod cameras.

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 11:33 »
FYI: https://www.the-impossible-project.com/
Yep. That and Fuji FP-100c. I have a Polaroid SX-70 and ordered some of the Impossible Black and White film called 2.0. Its rather pricey,but a good newer chemistry! The Fujifilm FP-100c is about $9.00 for 10 pic,s. The Impossible is around $23.00 for 8 pic,s. Fun stuff!

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015, 13:59 »
You think $23.00 is bad, try $189.00 for a pack of 8x10 stock. Although I have to say I was glad to pay it to be able to get film for my Deardorf V8 polaroid back after all these years. I like to check the set up before shooting the good stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2015, 15:47 »
You think $23.00 is bad, try $189.00 for a pack of 8x10 stock. Although I have to say I was glad to pay it to be able to get film for my Deardorf V8 polaroid back after all these years. I like to check the set up before shooting the good stuff.
You would make Clyde Butcher proud. Largest format I ever shot was with a Graflex. Love that huge neg. ;D

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 16:34 »
You think $23.00 is bad, try $189.00 for a pack of 8x10 stock. Although I have to say I was glad to pay it to be able to get film for my Deardorf V8 polaroid back after all these years. I like to check the set up before shooting the good stuff.
You would make Clyde Butcher proud. Largest format I ever shot was with a Graflex. Love that huge neg. ;D

My beard is longer! The Deardorff's been in the family for a long time, I'm pretty sure it was my grandfather's originally. Other than family snap shots, Dad never really got into photography, but I started taking classes during my first enlistment in the Air Force using a hand-me-down Nikon F-series camera.

I picked up a Canon F1 body and lens assortment while stationed in Japan in the 60's 70's (had a brain freeze, picked up the F1 the second time I went to Japan), when the exchange rate was way better than it is today, and was off and running. I actually managed to get some stuff published in the sports section of the Tohoku Shimbun, the regional newspaper for the Hachinohe region.

When went in the Reserves after my first enlistment, Dad passed the Deardorff on to me. Although I had to leave it with him again when I went back on active duty and started traveling around again. Took the F1 with me though.
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