lomo, polaroid and my lackluster photography skills.

I love my digital camera and I love taking digital pictures, but lately I’ve been wanting to use film, and older cameras. I am by no means an artist or a photographer, but I quite enjoy picture-taking and exploring the photo world & its many wonders.

to that end, instead of doing the piles of work on my desk, I decided to do a bit of research into lomo cameras and also find an old polaroid to buy on CL or ebay. I’m leaning right now towards the polaroid sx-70 or the polaroid SLR 680. Not sure yet which lomo I want, I think I’ll get the holga 120n, see how i like it, then maybe “upgrade” to a “fancier” model.

hrm. the problem with the polaroids is that they are going to stop making the film for those cameras soon; the film currently available is kinda expensive. but I want one anyway. and the lomo camera just seems like a lot of fun. as I just said, I’m not particularly good at taking pictures nor do I have any sort of artistic vision (unless by accident), but I think a lomo & old polaroid camera might make my lame pictures better somehow. by the power of grayskull maybe.

I even pulled out my dumb old P&S 35mm. I picked up some clearance 35mm film at target for like two dollars. I wish I had a darkroom. and the ability/knowledge/equipment to develop my own film. it seems more organic. also, I wish I was a faerie. and I wish I had a candy button nose, licorice lips and soda eyes.

4 thoughts on “lomo, polaroid and my lackluster photography skills.

  1. DG

    I have several Polaroid camers I bought cheap at Goodwill. You can have one. They work fine I have used them. I can send it to you.

  2. DG

    There is a goodwill near where i go for groceries. I went there and discovered a large number of Canon, Minolta, Pentax, Nikon, Olympus and other auto focus autowinder 35mm cameras from the 80’s and 90’s.
    Over time i bought about 45 of them for between 4 and 6 dollars each . On ebay they sell for about 35.00 each. You can have one of those too.

  3. DG

    I have a polaroid One Step Cheapo I know works. Then a Polaroid 1200FF that looks a little more like uptown than the one step. DG

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