18th October 2010, 02:20 PM
The recent craze as i've observed about polaroids (or cheaper option - fujiinstantx) has thrown me into bewilderment.
To me at least, i find polaroids an interesting topic. I have many queries about it, and hence i guess its time for me to clear it once and for all by initiating a discussion here.
It has come to my understanding that polaroids and fuji instant are two different things all together. However, i've identified little differences, except that polaroids produces photographs that are more artistic in a sense.
I am a student and i've observed that many of my peers are beginning to embrace these instant photography. I've had a few friends and their rationale behind it is because "Polaroids are so chio!!" or simply "It is so easy to use and can put into wallet!".
I am awed. Is the cost of films justifiable? I have thoughts of acquiring polaroid (real one, not fuji) but i concluded that i need more understanding on this paradigm of art. After a year or so into digital photography, i've found that digital photos are not close to heart. It just gives me an overall feel that, oh it is just a photograph and nothing close to it. I need something sentimental to relate to. I've embraced film photography and i realised it is no different since photographs are scanned in lab and is no different from photographs directly from digital camera. There is just, no feel, do you get what i am hitting at?
So its time that i search for alternative photography. Polaroids seems to be the idea that comes to me.
I've searched the forum for quite a while and i didn't quite get my answer, even in the specified "Polaroid Photography" on Alternative Photography subforum.
What is your take on Polaroid photography?
Is the cost of film (35.90 for 10 pcs) justifiable?
Is there any more differences between polaroids and fujiinstantx other than the artsy feelings i've observed and the brand of the films?
Thanks, please enlighten me.
18th October 2010, 06:33 PM
19th October 2010, 04:55 PM
Re: Polaroid Photography
Thanks! But i am still confused if i should play polaroid. :/
Oh okay, then just surveying, do most people find polaroids effect appealing?
Hahaha, i need quite some opinions to do weighing.
19th October 2010, 11:25 PM
20th October 2010, 10:54 PM