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The OG Polaroid SX 70

Photography is a hobby that both myself and Jordan love. For the past several years photography has been a subject of conversation at least once a day; ways to get better, different techniques we should try, and more.  There is constantly so much to learn, and I want to learn it all!

About a year ago I became fascinated with polaroids, and not the new plastic color-framed polaroids, the original polaroids, the ones we can attribute photography to now (thanks Andy Worhal). There is something about having a physical copy of a photo you just took that is really special. Nowadays, everything is digitized, and unless we go to the store to print out our photos, we never will have physical copies of them like we used to. Remember those awesome disposable cameras that you would take on vacation? I loved developing them and looking through all of the photos with my family. Majority of them were hilarious and unusable, but those are the photos I have in albums now.

I think what I love most about Polaroid’s as well, are the inperfections with the photos; you never really know what you’re going to get when you hit the shutter button, and I love it. Taking a picture with this SX70 is pretty tricky. There are a lot of different variables that come into play before you can hit the shutter button; making sure the focus ring “looks” in focus, take into account the lighting around you, and adjust the exposure accordingly, and even then, it’s a toss up.

For my birthday recently Jordan surprised me with this ‘like new’ original Polaroid  SX70 camera. I was in complete shock, mainly because I didn’t realize these still existed (they don’t make them anymore). I was so exited to start playing around with the camera so we brought it up to the lake house for the 4th of July weekend. The only hard part is that the film packs only come with 8 pieces of film (at 24 bucks a pop) so you have to invest a bit of money if you want to take these photos regularly. I personally think it’s worth it!

We’ve been playing around with the camera a bit, but need to get more film so we can continue to learn how to use it! I’m so excited to have one of these to add to my collection, and have forever! If you have any questions on how to use it, send me a note!


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