PX 100 Silver Shade pack 1

 

I shot my first pack of black and white instant film a couple of months ago. I had issues with the exposure (like I did with the color shade film) and got 6 decent images out of 8. I haven’t used black and white Polaroid film before so I cannot compare… This film is a lot more delicate than the color shade, and it needs some serious storage, since humidity is it’s enemy and will deteriorate over time because of it.

All technical aspects aside, I love my images… I love how flawed and unique they are…

All images  2012

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I am going to have a scanning marathon this weekend and try to scan as many polaroids as I can. Last time I did this I was able to scan around 200 images, which is less than half of all the polaroids I have. (I am only counting the ones I have shot)

All of my instant images are in these 4 stacks, and even though I have already scanned 200 of them, I still have over 300 to go. Let’s see how many I get done…

PX 70 Color Shade pack 1

These are the images from the first pack of PX 70 Color Shade film I got a few months ago. (Impossible Project instant film) They are in the order I took them, as to show the progress. I have to admit I didn’t read anything or watch any of the tutorial videos before the last frame, so I highly recommend doing so if you’re using this film for the first time.

The first shot I knew was going to be overexposed, because the darkslide got jammed and I had to take the cartridge out and the first frame got exposed. I don’t know why this happened…

The second shot is of my parents, ready to work on the farm.

I took some more images, but they still came out overexposed. I didn’t understand why, and I thought maybe I wasn’t shielding them properly.

So I decided to take one last image of an orange tree, and even though the exposure wasn’t right, it was so much better than the other ones. (I adjusted the lighten/darken wheel a bit to the darker setting…)

These two last ones I took a few days later. I learned through this tutorial how I needed to adjust the lighten/darken wheel slightly to the darker setting if I’m using the PX 70 Color Shade film with my SX-70 camera, so I turned it all the way to the darker setting. I finally got the last shot, which I love!

I do have to admit a few things I didn’t like about this film: It only has 8 frames, all those spots and lines across the image, and how finicky it is. But nothing too bad to diminish my love of instant photography.

All images  2012

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/20367465″>Shielding your film using a darkslide</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/impossibleproj”>Impossible Project</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

I wish I had seen this tutorial (and the other ones) before I shot my first pack of PX 70! It all makes so much sense now…

PS.

I also found this video really useful. These are the kind of things you need to remember when going shooting.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/25545305″>HOW TO USE PX 70 COLOR SHADE</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/impossibleproj”>Impossible Project</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

To check out any of the video tutorials, and more, go to the Impossible Project’s Vimeo and the Impossible Project blog.