Polaroid of the day


One the left, the pinhole camera Polaroid version; on the right, the iPhone photo

One of the things that I find most disconcerting about the Impossible Project Polaroid film is how slow it develops. Instant photography was made for instant gratification. In a digital photo world, 30 minutes is an eternity. You really won’t have any idea how your shot came out for at least that long under normal circumstances. They may have some film that develops faster, but the stuff I’ve been using specifies a half-hour wait-time. I’ve found that by putting the developing picture on a warm lamp that it speeds up the process considerably, but I’m not really sure how it is affecting the quality of the final result. Yesterday’s picture was developed this way, and it’s not bad, in comparison with the other shots I’ve taken. The color is a bit off, but I think that’s due more to the film’s age than the extra heat applied to develop it. The 600 ASA (remember that, filmies?) is a bit grainy when enlarged.

Most Popular Posts of the Month


March saw record-setting traffic on the Meta-Bug. That means I found a few more cousins to visit. The editorial staff and Genius Mutt thank you.

These were the most popular posts of the month:

1. On fatherhood and divorce

2. On fatherhood and divorce

3. On politics and uncivil discourse on the internet

4. On politics and whether our decline is reversible

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