So initially I didn’t have any immediate plans to get the new camera from Polaroid Originals assuming that it would have been a few hundred and probably out of stock for a while. I dropped by Salt Kakaako to check out Hungry Ear Records for some new music. On the way out I did my typical stop in at Treehouse to say hi, low and behold the new Polaroid was on display. To make it even more tempting, the price wasn’t excessive like I had expected it to be. In total this will still end up costing a pretty penny, but this new camera uses cheaper packs of film thanks to the battery being removed. This price drop for i-type film is even more noticeable when you count the extra few dollars discounted once Polaroid Originals became official and not just Impossible film.
The camera will have a difficult time indoors without the use of flash but I still felt the need to test how it would be. I also have to remember to make sure I’m a few feet back for the focus to be accurate. I’ll be taking it out more when I do some outdoor shoots and if I can find enough light indoors too. I’m generally not very comfortable with direct flash but maybe this is something I’ll have to get used to for using this camera.
There was a badly planned Sunday where Plan A, B, and C fell through since we started a bit too late. On the bright side I still had some boba and a neat spot to snap a few photos. Sachi’s shirt had some great print of a koi fish that deserved some attention.
A friend hooked me up with a large umbrella to soften up the light on my flash. I chose a larger size not realizing how much it is to handle when you’re outside and the wind is hitting you or even fitting this in doors. I really should start bringing assistants out or perhaps an extra 40 lbs worth of sandbags could do the trick, this could be a serious workout all by myself.
This time around @genkidenki hung out while I played around with the settings. The buildings added a bit of pizzazz to the image with all the colors they had to offer.
Salt is a great spot for practicing my hobby. The guards, so far, have been very calm anytime I show up to shoot. To keep it casual, I’m usually shooting with whatever natural light I can find, but there has been an urge to expand my skill set into off camera flash while outside. Balancing the ambient and flash light is still difficult for me even though this shoot was a while back. I was lucky to have a patient model and a few friends guide me through this.
Much thanks to the talented @sachisenpai , @krislabang @islandbag