| Feb 6, 11:00 AM
Welcome back to Impossible’s Analog Travelog! In this series, we showcase fantastic Impossible photos taken on voyages the world over. This entry comes from Claire Penn, who recently visited Venice and brought along some Impossible film…
At the end of November I had the chance to go to Venice with a group of 30 female photographers from all over the world. We all met via social media and have our own little group where we discuss all things photography. I packed up my most recently acquired Polaroid, a beautiful SX-70 in pristine condition and 3 packs of PX 70 Color Protection. I’d taken one test shot at home which I loved instantly (no pun intended) and decided to save the rest for Venice as I couldn’t think of a better place to practice.
We spent 3 days wading through Venice’s streets and courtyards, shooting anything and everything, drinking coffee, eating delicious food and soaking it all up, literally. The PX 70 results were beyond my expectations especially as it was my first time using the camera. There were a few duds for sure where I’d messed up the exposure when dealing with strong sunlight/shadows but I’m more than happy with the ones I got. More practice is needed with the camera/film and temperatures eg. how they affect the results…but that’s the joy of it. The girls travelling with me were as excited as I was and many of them are now shopping around for their first Polaroid. It’s infectious.
NB: If you should find yourself on a plane without an envelope or anything to put your Polaroid photos in… I can recommend an airline sick bag. Thankfully the one I found was plain white!
I’ll be using the camera more in 2013 for professional stuff as well as personal – I plan to use it the weddings I’m shooting – one beautiful Polaroid of the couple that I can make into a perfect thank you card and send along with their digital images. I just have to decide between Color Protection or Silver Shade!
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