Photo Adventure – Shooting Instant Film [Episode 3]

Shooting the Zone VI large format camera with Fuji Instant Film!
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25 Comments

  1. Radu Arsenie
    April 20, 2015 at 2:53 am #

    Watching you shooting film puts a warm, nostalgic smile on my face. Thank
    you for this. Awesome job!

  2. Tor Ivan Boine
    April 20, 2015 at 3:32 am #

    nice feel good video. I like it 🙂 It brings back the nostalgia about
    shooting film and waiting for the magic to appear.

  3. Peter de Groot
    April 20, 2015 at 3:57 am #

    Great video. I thoroughly enjoyed mysef. Two things. Besides the rare
    fujiholder you can also use the polaroid 405 holder. They can be easier
    found.
    Also you can bleach of the black backside of the negative and scan that in.
    You can give away the positive and still have a usable negative.

  4. TheNo85307
    April 20, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    More film shooting videos, please. I love your videos :)

  5. Farouk Cherchali
    April 20, 2015 at 4:37 am #

    very cool! 

  6. Gary Mok
    April 20, 2015 at 5:16 am #

    Hi, I like your video on shooting instant film. I am new on film
    photography, I am just wondering that do you scan your instant film into
    digital image? If yes, how do you do it? Thank you. :)

  7. Adrien Latapie
    April 20, 2015 at 6:00 am #

    You should have carried a scanner to show us the pictures in detail at the
    end. :P

  8. Thomas Vogt
    April 20, 2015 at 6:04 am #

    Great video! All too often we as photographers “take” an image, and our
    subjects either willingly, unwillingly, or unwittingly “give” us their
    image. My favorite thing about instant film for street portraits is it
    feels like a trade, their time in exchange for a memento. You have a really
    relaxed, generous approach. Awesome! 

  9. Jeffrey White
    April 20, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    Awesome video! Love how you show the whole process and that is one
    beautiful camera.

  10. theJAYc
    April 20, 2015 at 7:36 am #

    can you use this large instant film in a pin hole camera?

  11. Kenneth Houston
    April 20, 2015 at 7:45 am #

    great video! I am 49 yrs old and grew up with a Polaroid peel apart camera
    with the 60sec timer on the side (circa 1976). This brought back great
    memories and I enjoyed watching your subjects expressions as I did my own
    way back then. People are still amazed to this day upon seeing an actual
    Polaroid print in their hands after you develop it. The nostalgia of this
    will never fully be replicated with dslr’s because of the simple fact is
    that you have a finished print in hand. Bravo!

  12. Kerrisdale Cameras Ltd - Victoria
    April 20, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    Victoria Photographer uses a 4×5 camera and instant film to photograph his
    street portraits – JR http://ow.ly/F4XMm

  13. Nazim Mohamed
    April 20, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Gr8 Video!!

  14. Bhinesh Patel
    April 20, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    Great to see someone actually demonstrating how this is done but can I make
    a couple of suggestions:

    [1] When you pull out the metal slide of the film holder before exposing,
    no need to pull it out completely. Stop when you reach the hashed painted
    bar/line. That way you prevent light from leaking through the slit where
    the slide slides in and out.

    [2] As @pioneerz450 already pointed out, you are pulling out the film way
    to quickly. Say PO-LA-ROID (2 seconds long) while you pulling out the film,
    that’s how long it should take you from start to finish. This ensures an
    even spread of the developer and less of it squeezing out and onto the
    rollers. This is in the Polaroid manual BTW!

    [3] When you are ready to peel apart the picture, there is no need to tear
    anything. Hold the pullout tab side to the left and just flip the picture
    over to the back and from the bottom-left corner you should be able to peel
    off the photo and leave all the gunk on the paper.

    [4] The 4×5 sized pack film is no longer being made by Fuji (or anyone else
    until new55 arrives) but you can still get the smaller version 4.25in
    x3.25in (Type 100). That is the one you are using. It doesn’t fill out the
    entire 4×5 field of view so you need to make sure that your intended
    subject is going to land within the smaller film size.

    Thanks for your time and effort in showing how this is done. Good Job.

  15. kanalzwang
    April 20, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    The camera is very expensive and the color film will very shortly be
    discontinued as well.

  16. jumaigac
    April 20, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    lol its amazing to see peoples reaction when they see the result, we are
    all so use to digital 

  17. zmanphoto
    April 20, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    Stefan: Question- I used Fuji FP-100C45 with my 4×5 cameras until they
    discontinued the film. This film and back that you are using is smaller
    than 4×5? I guess I didn’t know that it was possible to still shoot instant
    film with 4×5 cameras.

  18. Rafael Marinho
    April 20, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    Fantastic video!

  19. Yip Vincent
    April 20, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    +Stefan Litster dude that’s a sick Tachihara 4×5!. lol i just saw this on
    Petapixel. Didn’t know you had a Youtube channel! 

  20. Erik Pendleton
    April 20, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    Nice. Looks like a lot of fun for everyone.

  21. Mason3394
    April 20, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    Okay, now I want to try this with my Omega View 45D. Any suggestions to
    ease the process before I jump into the deep end of the pool?

  22. Jeremiah Valerio
    April 20, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Subscribed! 

  23. Shulkman
    April 20, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    Great Video… Can you share with me the specific meter you were using
    before each shot?

  24. Erick Rodriguez
    April 20, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Wonderfully done video. I want to also begin shooting with large format
    film cameras. Such a beautiful interface.

  25. Stefan Litster
    April 20, 2015 at 11:16 am #