Back in September, I had the privilege of just being a guest at our friends Bailey and Andrew's wedding. Brad performed the ceremony, so we were around all day and I decided to use the opportunity to try out my new Polaroid 600SE (I had gotten it only a couple weeks before) and just shoot polaroids at their wedding. Here are some of the images I took.
Entries in Fujifilm FP 100C (3)
Happy Fourth of July! I've been scanning in tons of instant prints I've taken over the past few years, and thought today would be a good day to blog these.
Back in March of last year, I traveled with my mom and sister, April, to Philadelphia. Some of my photos were on display at a conference, but it was really just an excuse to go somewhere new and have a girls trip. I brought my "real" camera, I had actually just received a new camera in the mail days before--a Nikon D3s, but I also brought along one of my Polaroid Land Cameras and few packs of Fujifilm FP-100C and FP-3000B. I know most photographers probably like taking their nice cameras on vacation so they're able to get really good shots, but I always feel weird. Honestly, if I'm on vacation, I want to take a break from anything considered work, and the bad thing about photography is 99% of the time for me, it is work. So, when I do bring my big camera, I get exhausted from lugging around the weight of it (I'm never happy with just one lens, and then I have to bring the flash...and an extra battery.) Because it looks so professional, I feel awkward pulling it out to get photos, so I usually end up with only 5-10 shots from vacation on it, anyways.
I'd much rather use my iPhone or a smaller or camera, or even better, instant film. 1960's Land cameras fold up and are lightweight, so they're great for traveling. The only downside is that the film has to go in your carryon, and it can take up a bunch of room. I usually bring anywhere from 6-10 packs (60-100 shots) with me. I shot about 4 packs of film on this trip, and had mixed results. It was FREEZING COLD the entire time we were there, and I'm pretty sure that was a huge factor. Anyways, before I get any geekier talking about it, here's some photos. :)
When we first arrived in Philadelphia, we walked around town exploring, and saw the Liberty Bell through the glass.
We passed by a pet store and April played with a kitty through the window.
One of my favorite places we visited was Elfreth's Alley, a street full of really old houses--some built in the 1720's! The whole area was really cute.
(Sometimes my camera catches on the last frame when I'm pulling the film out and creates "ghosts.")
My mom and I.
One of the houses has been turned into a museum, and you can walk through and see what it might have looked like when it was first built. This shot was another end of frame mistake, but I think it just makes it more ghostly.
Another shot of April, but switched over to color film. I love how retro it always turns out. (And my sister's style doesn't hurt!)
There's a fireman museum near the alley, so we had to visit it for my dad (he's a volunteer fireman and collects fire memorabilia.) They had a really pretty stained glass window. The white streaks happened when I pulled the film.
My mom with one of the firetrucks.
April in front of Betsy Ross's house.
The next few are from walking around town.
We had to eat Philly Cheesesteaks (of course), and we chose Geno's to try. (I liked their lights.)
It was quite tasty.
April at a movie theater.
Reading Market was awesome, and we went on our last day to eat a fresh Amish breakfast (amazing.)
Checking out the spices at Reading Market.
There's a ton of public art in Philly, and my favorite area had these giant game pieces.
See why I like instant film better than digital?
Photographers--do you take your "real" camera gear on vacation? What all do you take with you? How do you carry it all around during the day?