It’s been a little over two years since I bought my first instant camera, and in that time, I’ve taken a few photos that I love, and a whole lot of photos that are kind of terrible 😬
I don’t know what keeps me plunking down my hard-earned cash on yet another pack of film, or worse, a whole new camera to love/hate, but here we are. As of this week, I’ve got four instant cameras and two and a half photo albums full of evidence of my misadventures.
I do think, though, that I may have finally turned a corner with my latest purchase, a Polaroid OneStep+. My previous Polaroid purchase was a vintage OneStep that disappointed me terribly almost every time I pressed the shutter. I could probably have blamed the finickiness of the Polaroid Originals film (and believe me, I did, often), but I was pretty sure that the camera also played a part in my lack of success.
So, I spent the last of my birthday money on this new camera, and what a great decision that was! I mean it. No sarcasm here.
This camera connects to your phone via bluetooth, and has an app that lets you control all kinds of things, including shooting with manual settings. That, it turns out, has been key to finding more success. (And I’m sure the higher ISO of the film that this camera takes doesn’t hurt.)
Anyway, you will see from my images and video this week that I’ve been having fun playing around, and I finally feel like I am on the road to achieving the vintagey artsy vibe I’m looking for.
Does this mean I am done buying cameras? I thought so, but then I saw this a few days ago, and I’ve been thinking about what that camera can do for my Instax Wide photos, and I just had to put it on my wish list 😁
I think I’m developing a little addiction, LOL!
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the little (and big!) moments I have captured all week. Some of these images are posted on Instagram, but many aren’t posted anywhere but here. Some days there may be no photos, and other days there may be multiples. It’s more laid back than the Project 365s of previous years. You can learn more here 🙂
Here’s a very short video, featuring 1.5-second moments from the week:
Thanks for helping me celebrate the week! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Instagram ♥