I recently acquired a Polaroid SX-70 and binged on buying film from The Impossible Film Project. I’m five shots into this thing, and wondering whether I’ll get the hang of it. I understand that Impossible Film is quite sensitive to light, so I shot a picture (with the recommended exposure setting) and immediately shielded and put it away in a pocket close to my body. I am seeing firsthand that Impossible Film does not like the cold. The photo below was shot at Lincoln Center (during Fashion Week), in New York – however, it was about 40 degrees but felt colder with the wind, so I’m sure that have had something to do with the result. I’m going to have to put my new little toy away until the weather warms up, just enough.
Here are a few photos I snapped last Wednesday when I was in NYC during fashion week. Since it was getting darker, I bumped up the ISO to 800 so I could shoot with a faster shutter speed since most of these people were moving quite a bit. I can’t say I’m happy with the noise on these photos, but it was definitely fun to take these pictures.
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