Polaroid Manipulations

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  1. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Here is my new venture in photography. These are taken using a polaroid SX-70 Camera with Time-Zero film.

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    If you need to see them bigger, just go to http://home.earthlink.net/~polaman
     
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    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    Hobbes! Welcome to the Polaroid side :LOL: Love the mountain dew one, looks like something you should send to pepsi ;)
     
  3. MDowdey

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    dude..give every mofo here an explanation of how you did it


    those are awesome!!

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    Very, very cool. And I'm with Matt, details please.
     
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    You did great! :D You're really good about that background detail work. I tend to get impatient and let it lay. :wink:

    I am really impressed with the one of the cat - you wisely laid off most of the face. It doesn't take much to over-manipulate animals and you end up with some freaky-looking critters. :LOL:

    Great job!! I hope to see some more!

    Polaroid rockz!
     
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    Addicting little hobby, isn't it? :wink: You're doing great!

    What kind of manipulation tools are you using?

    Any trouble finding the Time Zero film? I've been getting all of mine from B&H. There's never any at the camera stores, even the pro ones that carry other Polaroid films. :?
     
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    These are all really great. I love the one of your guitar.
     
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    Thanks again. I'm glad that it's working out like it is. The learning curve for this stuff is pretty steep.

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    Thanks again for the wonderful comments everyone.
     
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    Alright... This is the last one I'm posting for a while. It's also my favorite so far. It's very addicting to do these. This is what I have to do to keep me sane when I can't be on the forum. :)

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    I love that last one! Very cool. :D

    I started out using just a golf tee (large one). It was effective, but my hand got cramped from gripping the thing after awhile. I found some burnishing tools and wooden tools for sculpting, and they all have handles, which makes me happy.

    I have 2 SX-70 cams....one with the plastic body and one with a snazzy chrome body. I love the sound of the image popping out. And I love the genius of Edwin Land. :cheer: It cracks me up to know how he hated Time Zero manipulations and image transfers and everything else artists started doing to his emulsion formulas..... poor guy. :goodvibe:
     

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