Remember those old cameras and how you had to flap the picture back and forth until it developed!
Shake it like a Polaroid picture, hey-ya! (Now all you OutKast fans know what it looks like.)
Hard copy color photo in 45-60 seconds. Try that with a Samsung. Old tech had it’s good points. Of course shaking/waving it around does nothing for the developing process. I just shoot and then toss the print on a table to do it’s thing. Is Outkast spreading fake photography news? For shame!
Before i phones and i pads came along, that’s what I had to use!
About 25 years ago, my youngest saw my 1982 top notch Polaroid camera and took it for his own. Film was a little tough to find by then but all his Beanie Babies posed for photos with all his trucks. I wish we’d made an album of the silly photos. Now, the under 10 crowd seems to have the same fascination and the cameras are making a comeback.
Stone Age tech.
I would remove the batteries from the film paks ,afterward, and use them to power my model boats and airplanes.
I never saw their grandmother.
Of course, today’s tech is far more advanced (it’d be pretty embarrassing if it wasn’t!), but some of the old stuff was pretty cool, IMO.
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I remember selling polaroid and instax cameras to people, I kind of thought of them as hipsters who wanted to brag that they used a camera that had actual film, but I ALWAYS made certain to tell them if they intended to give it to their kids to remind them that they have limited exposures and each picture they took basically cost $1 so y’know, selfie responsibly.
we had one of those fold up polaroid cameras at one point. closes almost flat the open it when you take a picture
Polaroid….For a child is almost Magic.
We used Polaroid cameras at work for years. Two problems caused us to switch to 35mm, and then to digital. Polaroid film stopped being made (black &white was best for showing details) and the pictures faded away after a few years of storage.
Having the camera is fine, but where did the film come from. I don’t think that stuff has a very long shelf life and I suspect it’s impossible to find these days. Does anyone still make it?
According to Polaroid, flapping it around lowered the quality of the picture. Giving it time gave a better picture.
You’re not supposed to shake it
May 12, 2016