Are instant Cameras still worth considering?
Instant cameras… The availability of digital cameras, with the final result right there on the display milliseconds after pressing the shutter, might fog the memories of old times when the idea of seeing an image quickly after it was made had one name only: Polaroid. A Polaroid camera could easily have been a central point of a party, and the memories, usually with added written comments (the kind actually written with a pen and not on some social networks’ statuses), could easily be made into an album right then and there. A few decades forward, and against all odds, the Polaroid name still exists, and is still recognized by a younger generation that might never have shot with one. So, what is so attractive about these cameras? On this episode we talk about the latest developments in instant camera “technologies” and what a number of companies are doing to keep the “instant” alive. Keeping in the topic, Sean also reviews the Impossible Instant Lab (see video below).
And still on reviews (this show is full of them), Sean gives us a long and short version of his take on “Watermark” and “Finding Vivian Meier”.
In between other news, listener questions and our selected from the web, that’s an almost 90 minute episode right here.
- Finding Vivian Meier; Vivian Meier Exhibitions
- Scott Kelby WWPW 2013
- Adobe security announcement; Illegal access to Adobe source code
- Nikon’s new wild patent rumour
- WPPA to change entry guidelines; Before and after – last year winner’s post processing
Selected from the Web
- Jacob: October issue of NGM
- Dave: Steve McCurry; Faces of Ground Zero – McNally
- Sean: Biting Lemons – April Maciborka
- Antonio: Psychedelic Science – Fabian Oefner