Tag: Fujifilm FP-3000B

  • Just because something is your right doesn’t mean it’s always wise to exercise it

    Just because something is your right doesn’t mean it’s always wise to exercise it

    You may have the right to photograph something, but that doesn’t mean it’s wise to do so.

  • My last pack of instant Fujifilm FP-3000B

    Spring and summer pass right by without me ever thinking about instant photography. But come autumn, I start dreaming of Polaroids. I don’t get it, but I go with it. I’m also on a jag to shoot up the expired film chilling in my fridge. That film wasn’t expired when I bought it — I’ve…

  • Getting ready for winter, a photo essay on Fujifilm FP-3000B instant film

    The last leaves fall the first of November, just in time for cold days and freezing nights. Let the calendar disagree with me, but I say this is where winter begins, bleak and down and lonely. Through October I spend every Saturday mowing up the trees’ prodigious leavings, just me and my old tractor. I cling to this…

  • Polaroid Colorpack II

    I’ve been drawn to Polaroid photography since I was a kid in the 1970s. I get excited over holding a developed print in my hands a minute after pressing the shutter button. So I’ve tried any number of Polaroid cameras looking for the one that balances cost and ease of use with the best possible…

  • Goodbye Fujifilm FP-3000B

    We are in the post-film shakeout era, a time when the world’s film manufacturers figure out what films will continue to be made now that most people shoot digital. I argue that this era kicked off in 2009 when Kodak canned its seminal Kodachrome color slide film. Kodak has been the leader in film discontinuation,…

  • Polaroid Automatic 250

    A review of the very good Polaroid Automatic 250. Very good except that batteries are expensive and the film isn’t made anymore.

  • Polaroid Big Swinger 3000

    A review of Polaroid’s Big Swinger 3000, their first ever rigid-bodied camera for the old pack films. It’s a fun camera to use!

  • Captured: Instant parking lot

    I’ve bought and shot with a lot of old cameras this year. I used to always look for new subjects to shoot with each camera, but at some point this year I started running out of ideas. So I’ve been returning to familiar places, sometimes shooting the same old things but just as often noticing…