Film Photography: Polaroid 420 Land Camera Vacation Shots

Not only did I take a pack of Fuji FP100C instant color film on vacation, I also took a pack of expired Polaroid 667 B&W 100 Speed film that I got from the Impossible Project, here in NYC. The Fuji FP100C is super saturated if you let it cook for a little longer than indicated on the box, while the expired Polariod film is very mellow. Very strong blues here with the Fuji.

Dock, St. Michaels, Maryland, Polaroid 420 Land Camera, Fuji FP100C Instant Film

And the expired Polaroid 667 film is muted and not contrasty at all. I pulled these apart right at 30 seconds as indicated.

Dock, St. Michaels, Maryland, Polaroid 420 Land Camera,Expired Polaroid 667 B&W Instant Film

Again, crazy saturated blues with the Fuji...

Adirondack Chair, St. Michaels, Maryland, Polaroid 420 Land Camera, Fuji FP100C Instant Film

This one was less saturated as I pulled it apart a little sooner than indicated. I wanted more of a dreamy look.

Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, Polaroid 420 Land Camera, Fuji FP100C Instant Film

Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, Polaroid 420 Land Camera, Expired Polaroid 667 B&W Film

This was my favorite Polaroid of the bunch. There's somethign so vintage looking about this boat and the way its rendered on the expired Polaroid film.

Small Sailboat, St. Michaels, Maryland, Polaroid 420 Land Camera, Expired Polaroid 667 B&W Film

On a side note, the Polaroid Pack cameras have to be one of the most satisfying and fun cameras I've ever used. There's something so thrilling about pulling the starter tab out and then a nice, hard pull on the film to get it out of the side of the camera. No matter how many times I use it, I'm still jazzed by the feel and the sound of pulling out an exposed film sandwich. If you've never tried a Polaroid Pack Camera, get thee to Ebay or better yet, buy one from the Film Photography Podcast Folks.