Echinacea, 7/09/11

My first decent shot using an old Polaroid SX-70 camera I bought off eBay, and some Impossible Project film:

Echinacea, 7/09/11

Long-story-short, now that the Impossible Project folks are producing both color and black and white film for SX-70 cameras, I thought I’d take the plunge and start experimenting with low-fi analog photography.

Here’s a shot of echinacea in our front yard, taken with my used / new (to me) SX-70 Alpha 1 SE and Impossible Project PX 70 Color Shade film.

I think it’s going to take a while to get a hang of this — the camera works just fine, but the film is a bit… tricky. In particular, it’s REALLY light sensitive for a minute or so after it comes out of the camera — and it’s prone to over-exposure too.

Oh, and did I mention film costs about $3 per exposure? Definitely gives one cause for reflection before pushing the shutter release. Once I get this down to a more-nearly-repeatable thing, I’ll do a writeup on this film and the whole process of using it.

One thought on “Echinacea, 7/09/11

  1. makes you think first before pressing the shutter, eh? 🙂 the vintage effect looks nice tough.. 🙂

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