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Spring ‘Roid Week 2010 starts this Monday, May 3!

Posted April 30, 2010 in Random

It’s almost that time again! Polaroid Week Spring 2010 will be May 3–7. Participating is easy: make some pictures on any instant film and post them to the ‘Roid Week 2010 group on Flickr (free accounts work). Don’t be scared off now that Polaroid means horrendously expensive, you can play on the cheap: Fuji still […]

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Video how-to: Polaroid Spectra double exposures

Posted March 16, 2010 in Technique + Videos

Works on all Spectra cameras, no self-timer required!

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Fall ‘Roid Week 2009 dates announced – Nov 2-6!

Posted September 18, 2009 in Workshops

It’s almost that time again! Polaroid Week Fall 2009 will be November 2–6. Participating is easy: make some pictures on any instant film and post them to the ‘Roid Week 2009 group on Flickr (free accounts work). Don’t be scared off now that Polaroid means horrendously expensive, you can play on the cheap: Fuji still […]

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How to modify a Polaroid SX-70 to shoot 600 film

Posted September 12, 2009 in Camera Hacking & DIY

This is a more advanced modification that requires disassembling part of the camera and doing some soldering to switch out a capacitor, but the instructions are clear and have good photos of each step. Check it out at Holgablog

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Hope for Polaroid 8×10 instant films in 2010?

Posted August 19, 2009 in Kit/Equipment

The Impossible Project—the people behind NOS Polaroid film resellers Polapremium and Polaroid photo sharing site Polanoid—bought the equipment necessary to make Polaroid 8×10 instant film, and hopes to start production in 2010. New successful prototypes of black and white integral film for SX-70 and 600 Polaroid cameras have also been completed. Awesome. More details in […]

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Polaroid photography show at Photoworks, San Francisco, US

Posted May 6, 2009 in Exhibitions

Come check out the show of Polaroids at photo lab Photoworks SF! Opening reception Friday, May 8th, 2009, from 7–9pm at 2077-A Market St (at Church St.), San Francisco, CA, US. This is a fitting bookend to the awesome and in-progress ‘Roid Week 2009!

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Fate of Polaroid Corporation’s photo collection uncertain

Posted May 6, 2009 in Random

In the aftermath of the Petters bloodbath, the article’s subhead sums it up nicely: "Stuck in limbo, for now, is Polaroid’s collection of photos taken by some of the biggest names in 20th-century art." Read article at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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Polaroid Week 2009 starts tomorrow!

Posted May 3, 2009 in Random

‘Roid Week 2009 starts tomorrow! This is a five day posting event for photos made on any instant film. It’s in its third year, and is normally a lot of fun and showcases some really excellent work. I’ll be shooting with a bunch of stuff, but I’m particularly excited to have gotten a hold of […]

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DIY Polaroid Chocolate film

Posted December 14, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY

"g." on Polanoid figured out how to make his own Polaroid Chocolate/Sepia peel-apart film! Apparently you need a B&W positive and a color negative… check out these instructions and example shot, very cool!

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New Polaroid Chocolate, Blue, and Sepia Polaroid pack films from PolaPremium

Posted December 4, 2008 in Product News

PolaPremium just released three new, monochromatic, type 100 (3.25 × 4.25 inch / 8.5 × 10.8 cm) peel-apart/pack films. This thread on Flickr says: These three films were produced by Polaroid employees in the factory in Mexico shortly before the factory was closed forever. Even the packaging was designed by Polaroid employees, making these brand […]

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