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Old 02-09-2008, 12:51 AM   #16
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polaroid dropped the ball.

who the hell wants every picture they've taken to exist only electronically?!?

the scary thing about the age in which we live is that everything is just going to exist electronically.

with the right marketing they could have still sold polaroid film to people. what an amazing concept, taking a picture and having it exist in the real world, being able to hold it and watch it develop?!

but noooooooooo.
Yeah but there's a cost issue, that's what killed them...
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:51 AM   #17
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Wait, since when didn't polaroids suck ass?
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there's a big difference in quality of actual film and printed digital pictures.
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Old 02-10-2008, 02:07 AM   #19
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there's a big difference in quality of actual film and printed digital pictures.
I was JUST thinking about posting the exact same thing!

It's very true though ... when I first started using a digital camera (which has only been in the last year ) I was so disappointed with the quality of the prints. There's something very 'plastic' about them (sorry, I can't think of another way to explain it!)
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Digital photographs don't have film grain, and most people fall into the trap of buying a digicam based on megapixels and not the actual type of image sensor.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:20 AM   #21
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apart from quality blah blah, there is the whole issue of true candids. I don't remember the last time I saw a non posed in some way "candid", and even if it was brutal it was probably deleted and reshot at least once.

Film means it's there, and it's staying to haunt you forever. When I think of the pics of my family from years ago - and the thought that some of them may have been deleted for a retake, that saddens me so much, as they sometimes capture the essence of a person I love more than a pose ever will.
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Brian Williams is giving a nice little obituary for Polaroid film on Nightly News.
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i still have my polaroid camera

in honour of this, tonight i'll listen to the album gentlemen take polaroids
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That's too bad. Kodak has been having similar problems, too. I guess the true end of film cameras is just around the corner.

I loved my gray and pink Polaroid Cool Cam.



My brother had the black and red one.

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polaroids were good for getting high, taking a slew of good ol fashioned nasty slut photos, and then fucking each other silly on a bed of them strewn all about, their recently exposed stickiness clinging to your hot sweaty bodies

try THAT with a digital
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i think it sucks that the company had to shut down and so many people lost jobs. but speaking from an artist perspective, polaroid didn't do much for me. i think i'll be sad when slides are deemed obsolete. THEN will be the time to fear for the future of humanity.

i agree that film is much better than digital (especially when one has the right kind of camera), but i was not a big fan of instant photography.
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i think i'll be sad when slides are deemed obsolete. THEN will be the time to fear for the future of humanity.

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actually i was more thinking along the lines of maintaining a professional portfolio. slides are by far the best way to capture non digital visual art media. there are some things that a digital camera just can't document. digi should leave it to the professionals, mr. sun and ms. shutter.


oh, and pop cameras are the shit.
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try take a Polaroid to a U2 show...


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Slide film is also the best for capturing color. I'll have to find the slides I took for my high school photography class.
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