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10/01/2010 10:02:34 AM · #1
Only requirement is that you use a Polaroid camera.

Remember, no pressure to post daily.

Links from the sign up thread:

Impossible Project <cheaper shipping http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/polaroid-impossible/>

All about Color Shade

Newsletter on using ColorShade with 600/680 cameras

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10/01/2010 07:49:54 PM · #2
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10/03/2010 01:26:53 AM · #3
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10/05/2010 08:52:58 PM · #4
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10/05/2010 09:35:06 PM · #5
I'm still trying to find my camera. :(
10/06/2010 11:02:06 PM · #6
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10/08/2010 09:32:51 PM · #7
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10/10/2010 01:17:12 PM · #9
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10/10/2010 09:52:44 PM · #10
Originally posted by bvy:

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I added my original image notes back. Ben and I needed a laugh.

And I ordered PX 600 Silver Shade/First Flush just now.
10/11/2010 01:17:13 PM · #11
I follow Joe Reifer's photography blog, and he just posted some old Polaroids that he found at Lake Berryessa in Northern California. They were left behind when the resort as "updated". Here's a LINK.

Check out the link to the Dark Resort project and from there follow the link to Joe's Lake Berryessa night photography project. (These last links have nothing to do with Polaroid (sorry), but they're interesting IMNSHO.
10/12/2010 01:10:29 AM · #12
Thanks for the link. Great stuff to enjoy. I spent time at Lake Berryessa back in college (UC Davis). It's just North of Davis/Sacramento. The image of the girl putting up the rabbit ears behind the fish cracked me up.

I like the slow pace of this side challenge. Perfect.
10/12/2010 02:45:51 AM · #13
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10/14/2010 09:08:58 PM · #14
It's here! The film that is. So I have this camera -- a Polaroid Sun 600 SE (50th anniversary edition!) that I got from a thrift store a month or so ago. Is there any maintenance or cleaning I should do to it before loading the film?

Also, I know nothing about this camera. It's fully automatic, right? The only control I see is a slider to (I'm guessing) under- or overexpose.

My film is PX600 Silver Shade, First Flush.
10/14/2010 09:56:45 PM · #15
Leave the slider in the middle. Maybe swab the rollers with a q-tip. Get at it!

10/14/2010 10:40:21 PM · #16
OMG...I found one of them (finally)! Going to go get film tomorrow and see what I can do.
I have a vintage (early 70's) polaroid somewhere, but cannot find it right now.Darn it!
10/15/2010 07:30:06 AM · #17
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Leave the slider in the middle. Maybe swab the rollers with a q-tip. Get at it!


You're right. I'm overthinking it. I was going to ask how do you focus the damn thing -- I think it's fixed focus, but more to the point, I think it doesn't matter.

Okay... This weekend!
10/15/2010 11:15:29 AM · #18
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10/16/2010 04:08:40 PM · #19
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10/17/2010 10:49:21 AM · #20
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10/18/2010 09:44:40 PM · #21
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WTFaroid #2
10/20/2010 09:29:51 PM · #22
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But seriously...
10/23/2010 11:52:11 PM · #23
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Unfortunately the film is too pricey to let her go nuts, but she'll trade off mowing the lawn for a few frames! ;)

This color film is tough. As Deb mentioned, it get's better over 2-3 days. I think I have one worth posting from today, but I'm going to let it sit and cook.
10/24/2010 01:29:52 AM · #24
Just wondering how you guys are posting these images. Are you scanning them?
10/24/2010 10:51:47 AM · #25
Originally posted by tanguera:

Just wondering how you guys are posting these images. Are you scanning them?

Yes. (I think I speak for everyone.) I suppose you can photograph them too, but scanning would be more accurate/less tedious. As an aside, I find that the white frame is a good starting point for adjusting the white balance.

I have five shots left. I might invest in some color film too after seeing how go the remaining shots.

I always enjoy your comments, Johanna. Thanks for dropping in!

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