First, I have to say that it was an absolute delight having Zoe from Ladybird Likes visit us for the weekend and even more fun helping her out with her stall on Saturday. I love it when you meet a blogger in real life and they are even nicer and lovelier in person. Also she took me for a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate in Starbucks straight away which totally won me over :)
Knowing that I had 13 films to develop from Whitby, I originally didn’t plan to take any cameras on Saturday with me (gasp) but I realised I still had half a film in my Yashica Samurai, so I had to take that (obviously) and then I remembered that I still had film for my 340 Polaroid camera too (hurray), so in the end I had a lot of fun taking photos.
Unfortunately, and really it pains me to say it, I still haven’t had much luck with this Fuji FP-100C film. I did a bit of research today and I think that despite leaving it for 5 minutes that I needed to leave it for much longer, so next time, I’ll just have to be really patient. If I can. I ended up editing these to make them brighter.
But how amazing does Zoe’s stand look. You should check out her shop. Seriously, her items are perfect and so well made, I saw at least 10 I wanted and I know that when Zoe announces her new range very soon (I got a sneak peak, its amazing) you will all love it!
p.s. I’m getting the 14 films developed today and although my purse is crying (just a little) my heart is very happy, I can’t wait to see the results, woohoo!!!!
My luck with this camera seems to vary, it’s a very different approach to my other cameras and the learning curve, especially with the colour film seems to be quite steep, but boy I still love it, even when I overexpose or underexpose my photos.
Camera: Polaroid Land 340
Film: Fuji FP-3000B and FB-100C
I’m back and currently feeling relaxed and refreshed (who knows how long that will last lol) and I’m excited to share my first photos from Whitby with you.
Ohhhhh, how I love this camera/combination, it is so fun to carry around, so fun to use and I love the results (even though I have over exposed the results a number of times). I’m so thrilled with these photos, I think they capture the oldy world feeling that Whitby has and the Abbey ones details are so perfect, I nearly danced around the Abbey when I pulled those apart.
You totally understand that I want to be back there right now don’t you? Lets all go :)
Camera: Polaroid Land 340
Film: Fuji FP-3000B
Location: My current fave – Whitby
Our week off was a week of two halves. The first couple of days we chilled out and relaxed (I started and completed Stacking, hehe, it is so fun!) and the last few days we went exploring. On Wednesday we hopped on the train and went to Knaresborough and Harrogate (they’re on the same train line) and I took my polaroid land camera too.
I’ve struggled a little with the development time with this film – I think mainly due to the colder weather here in England, the first two are a little underexposed and then getting this film to scan well is hard, you’ll have to trust me that they look better in person lol.
The first three are from Knaresborough, easily the prettiest place in England (I think anyway) and the last photo was taken in a stunning park that we found in Harrogate – I was delighted when the sun came out and formed the shadows across the floor.
I’m a little apprehensive about using the colour film with this camera as I know it takes a lot longer to develop and like all films, this film is precious but I also can’t wait to see the results too especially as these black and white results are so pretty, even though they aren’t perfect.
Yes, I might have missed a camera in April… we’ll ignore that :) I can do two next month perhaps?
Also, it’s ok because this camera (and its results) are exciting!!!
I’ve actually had this camera – a polaroid automatic 340 land camera – for a while now (perhaps a year, maybe more) and I’m now feeling like I’ve wasted the time that I’ve had with it as I love it so much already!
I’ve really struggled with polaroids in the past and I’ve never been able to find that micarulous balance with the Impossible Project film that others seem to find so beautifully. But finally I’ve found a polaroid that works for me and it works incredibly well!!
I’m so impressed with the focus on this camera – it has a rangefinder focus, which I’ve never used before but I loved. I also love the contrast that comes with the Fuji FB-3000B film, I was a little wary of the 3000 ISO but this film is blowing my mind! I’ve ordered some colour film too (I’m weak, I have a film problem) and I can’t wait to see how those look when I use it now too.
I even attempted a double exposure with this camera but I seriously underestimated how sunny it actually was at the weekend and it came out very overexposed, I am thrilled that it worked though and now I know what to do for next time…
Camera: Polaroid Automatic 340 Land Camera
Film: Fujifilm FP-3000B
You can see the other cameras that I’ve used this year here.