|A Positive Negative of Model Kiona Waters of LModelz Model Management|
Sometimes you just have to have some fun. "But, how do you have fun Steve?" Well, one way is to pay around with Polaroid cameras. I almost always take one to a photoshoot and snap behind the scenes shots. Film is still available through FujiFilm (for Pack cameras), FujiFilm for Instax cameras & The Impossible Project for Polaroid cameras.
Last weekend I used a Polaroid Colorpack III. A plastic pack camera. Here she is:
|This photo was actually taken a couple of year ago by SF based street photographer Eric Kim. This was my "street photography" camera of the day|
It takes really nice / crisp images with FujiFilm FP-100c "peel apart" film. It's "Professional". I mean that's what is says on the box, so it must be true. For Sunday's model shoot I used a pack of B&W FP-3000B. Unlike the color version of the film, the B&W version is no longer produced. Therefore it's pricey. I think I paid $21 for the pack. Here it is:
And this is what the back of the peel apart looks like once you pull it from the camera, let it develop and peel off the photo.
|The negatives that I used to throw away|
Know what I see? That's right, I see a negative. For giggles, and that "fun" I mentioned above I decided to scan the backing into Adobe Photoshop and then "reversed" the image. And - wait for it, a positive image appears as shown above. Does this have a practical purpose...no, but who said all film photography had to have a practical purpose. And just to think I used to throw the backing papers away...no more, no sir, no more.
Try it yourself, it's "fun"