Polaroids; Emulsion lifts that went wrong

December 2017 I’ve been doing more experimenting with Fuji Instant film and also with Impossible Project film in a Polaroid camera. It’s been really interesting to communicate with other OCA students via Instagram about these experiments, I’ve got a lot of advice and encouragement from people which has been useful and also confidence boosting when … Continue reading Polaroids; Emulsion lifts that went wrong

Cropping and Framing / Thoughts on Composition

This continues from Exercise 1.3. In simple terms I suppose I'd always thought that framing happens through the viewfinder and cropping happens afterwards, usually as a result of not actually fully seeing when originally framing an image and finding unwanted elements appearing. For me, cropping was usually just a way to remove those unwanted elements … Continue reading Cropping and Framing / Thoughts on Composition

Update on ‘Messing around with Fuji Instant Wide’ Experiment, plus Salisbury Cathedral on Instant Film and a Brownie

See the original post here. So, I let the fujifilm instant sit in water for a few more days and I have the answer to what happens; the emulsion just lifts off. The whole thing, but not in one go, it just sort of crumbles into different colours so you're left with a clear sheet … Continue reading Update on ‘Messing around with Fuji Instant Wide’ Experiment, plus Salisbury Cathedral on Instant Film and a Brownie