After spending quite a while making big productions of my shoots, with fancy lighting setups, high resolution neg scans, and countless hours post-processing, I've picked up a polaroid one-step. It takes 600 film. Not cheap. About two dollars a shot. God, it's so refreshing. No grey cards or color targets. No flash meter. No auto focus. No focus at all, in fact. Not even an aperture ring. There's a slider to make it a little darker or a little lighter. And there's a closeup filter built in. It kind of works. It's amazing. It's not amazing because I instantly get to see the photo, but because I just press the button and it's done. It's all over in something like 1/125th. Collaging them is really cool. And very fun. I get to spend a lot more time actually looking at my own pictures than scanning for errors or thinking about how best to print them. The best part is that they aren't half-bad. True, some of them have a funky blue tinge to the highlights, but for the most part they're reasonably sharp and the colors are true to life, if a bit drab on occasion. For anyone who's been doing all of the high tech stuff for a while, or has felt overwhelmed at times in their quest to nail those perfect shots with all the latest and greatest equipment, I highly recommend Polaroid. Do yourself a favor. Buy a cheapo camera and a box of 600 for $20.