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Polaroids: A House Show /w Love the Captive 10/3/13

Last Thursday Oct 3rd I attended Fresno's monthly event, Art Hop. I spent most of my evening with Love The Captive at 1830 Van Ness taking some pictures of some really great bands: Actess, Dirty Limbs, and Light Thieves. Those photos will follow soon but I took some polaroids while I was there and really wanted to share them with you. These are of the band Actress, you should go listen to them, Here.

Tuesday Foodsday Polaroid Round Up

What is Tuesday Foodsday? Khan Shadid described last night's the best:

"The last two weeks my friends Michael, Alleha and I have been having a kick ass time every Tuesday making food and having dinner with a different set of friends each time. This has made my weeks exponentially better because:

People say things like: "If that's large, I'm doing very well in life"

Man crushes get revealed.

Occasionally a band like the Generationals is discovered.

Books are discussed (I'm not kidding, this actually happened!)

and new friends are made."

I took the opportunity the last two Tuesdays to use my new 680slr in combination with PX680 and some Expired Polaroid 780 Turbo (Exp 01/2008). And a word of advice, I wouldn't get film any older than this!

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First Shot! /w Khan Shadid

     Over the last couple of months I have grown tired of slow shutter speeds and blurry(ish) pictures in evening light with my Sx70 + Px70 combo. It was hard to commit to buying film continuously when I knew my multiple unserviced Polaroid cameras weren't giving me what I needed. So I took the plunge and bought an Impossible Project refurbished Polaroid 680slr Camera. This camera is extremely similar to the Polaroid Sx70 in almost every way except for two things. First, it has an automatic flash that can be turned on and off with ease which provides great fill light for those night time gatherings. Secondly, it shoots 600 speed film which opens up my options to use IP's Px680 film.
     And for the non photographers: The original Polaroid Sx70 takes 100 speed film and the 680slr takes 600 speed film.  600 speed film is a lot "faster" which enables pictures to be taken in lower lit situations while still obtaining the same exposure.
     My first test shot was of Mr. Khan Shadid. SLR680 + Px680 @ 1/8th to Dark. The photo was super sharp in evening light. Bravo Impossible! I will post a full review here in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned.