Polaroid family pics

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Polaroid family pics

You can almost taste the magic of analog photography using my vintage Polaroid 636 Close-up camera. Finally I am mastering focus and light. The camera has only two focus settings: 2 to 4 feet and 4 to infinity, but its pretty hard to get the composition and focus right.

Same for the lighting, the camera flashes by default (note: every cartridge has its own flat battery, this can only be invented in the nineteen seventies) and the flash power is controlled by a light-sensitive diode. There are three settings: darker – normal – lighter (!), with wide or narrow bars control the light to the diode. So simple!

Next step: no flash photography and black/white. The cartridge with instant color photos is almost empty, lost to come.

Thanks to: Impossible