My Dear Sweet Wife already wrote about the wonderful time we had celebrating the birthdays of our two boys. They turned 6 and 3 recently and we all really enjoyed the celebration.
We took a short break from the festivities on Sunday to visit the Cruise for A Cause classic car show in Willow Glen. This was a great opportunity to shoot some more Fuji pack film in my Polaroid 320.
I love the saturation of the Fuji color film, as well as the soft look of the 320 with its plastic lens and somewhat shallow depth of field. However, a number of my prints were spotty from pulling them out too fast, coverd with paper fibers from storing them in the cardboard film box, and had blemishes from sticking to each other.
I am still learning how to work with its film and have a couple more takeaways:
- Do not rush shooting, pulling out, or storing the packfilm!
- When pulling it out of the camera, say “Pol-a-roid” slowly and keep it moving at a moderate and even pace.
- After developing is finished and the print has been peeled free, hold it exposed to the air for a bit to allow it to dry.
- Store the print in a clean case made out of plastic face-to-back (not face-to-face) so that the prints don’t stick to each other