Using a Polaroid camera

Something I wanted for years was a Polaroid camera so about 3 years ago I took the plunge and brought one in a sale. It’s been such a great purchase and something I use over and over again. I have a instax camera which is basically instant in taking and printing out a photo.

Although we have many cameras to use to capture a moment I always choose my instax for special moments. I only take photos on special occasions or something I think needs a photo, probably because the film is quite expensive to buy! But we have lots of special moments in time printed instantly. Photos of us and my family and friends. Photos of me pregnant and Elijah growing up. Photos of my wedding day moments before going down the isle. They are photos I love looking at and remember taking them and shaking the photos to speed up the process!

I find the camera best for indoors as when I’ve taken photos outside whether I’ve changed the options on the camera or not the brightness or darkness really quite effects a picture. Not that this should stop you from experimenting as I have the odd good photo such as looking down from Snowden. The films are quite expensive at about a tenner for a pack but it’s a pound for a Snapshot in time which will bring joy so it’s worth it. It also teaches you to live in the moment and cherish the most important moments in your life.

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