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land camera photos!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I go through spells with my land camera. I'll use it all the time then I won't touch it for a few months. I recently dusted her off for our big family fourth of July get together and I'm back to being obsessed! I'm so very happy with these photos.
My fourth of July weekend was a blast! My parents hosted a family reunion from Thursday to Saturday which was oodles of fun. It was a beautiful weekend. We played volleyball, ate lots of food and then it rained which would normally put a damper on anyone's party but we're not just anyone. My parents have a large chunk of property and beside the house is a hill. When it rains hard the water runs down the hill in a little stream that can easily be turned into the best mud slide ever. You run, drop down to your butt and slide down. If you slide far enough you'll go straight into the pond. I got my sister in law's permission then grabbed my nine year old nephew and ran off to the hill to slide. Before I knew it everyone was watching, and all the kids had joined it. We were all covered in mud. It was the absolute best. My mom and dad even went down the hill! The fourth land camera photo up there is of my nieces, nephew and a few of my cousins before they got super muddy. Sliding down the hill with my family, getting really dirty, was easily my favorite part of the whole weekend. I wish I could have taken some pictures of that but I was too busy acting like a piggy, wallowing in the mud. Hah!

Hope you're having a lovely day!

You can find the film here: black and white or color. If you're interested in buying a land camera check out your local thrift store, but if you're in a hurry there are always some floating around on ebay. I bought mine from Film Photography Project on ebay two years ago or so when they were having a sale. They do currently have a few in their webstore. They're slightly pricey compared to what you'd find at a thrift store or estate sale but they have been tested and come with batteries. Plus they have really great service that I can attest to! When I first got the camera I had no idea what to do with but it actually came with an instructional DVD and that's pretty stinken awesome if you ask me.

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22 thoughts

  1. Oh my gosh! So cool! That it's trully a great moment to keep :) Love the photos :) Great family you have there. by the way, your parents house it's dreamy! Just like I wanted.
    Sofia G

  2. Awesome shots! I love my land cameras - I always have at least one with me. I had the ugly pressure problem where the photos got jammed and ruined half the pack, but now that I have that fixed, they're easily in my top 5 favorite to shoot with!

  3. These photos are so gorgeous!

    Katie x

  4. Love these photos - they have a beautiful timeless quality to them. Really cool


  5. Such a great format, the photos are gorgeous :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  6. Hi Kaylah, I just wanted to say thank you because thanks to you I started to got into photography :) keep up with the good work! :D

  7. These are so cool! Sounds like such an awesome Fourth of July weekend!

    Ladyface Blog

  8. Looks great! I love polaroid land cameras. I once did a project called a polaroid emulsion lift- it's really fun and you probably have all the supplies you need at home. try it out and show us!

  9. What a beautiful camera! The photos are amazing too!


  10. I love these photos! I'm getting ready to develop film from a Sparta camera from the 1940s. Can't wait to see the results. :)

  11. What amazing memories you created that weekend. Your pictures are fantastic! Thank you so much for taking the time to look up those link. I'm going to look into buying one now. Film photography is so much fun! Like Christmas, you never know what you're going to get.

  12. Family reunions are fun! My family hasn't had one in ages. You photos are awesome!

    Life of Mabel

  13. I have to remember to use my Polaroid. It is in the cabinet with 10 rolls of film next to it. That's just a crime, isn't it? I think I'll get it out and set it on the counter and use it. Tomorrow.

  14. Love the sound of that mud slide!

  15. Oooh gorgeous camera & photos! I love how the pictures seem like they could have been taken fifty years ago. They have that timeless, family -photos, quality. I'd really like to pick up one of these cameras one day! :)

    - Sasha

  16. dang that sounds like fun. Looove your photos!

  17. These are great! Where did you get this film developed?

    1. It's instant film! After giving it time to develop (times are listed on the box according to temps, but it's around 15 seconds on a hot day with the black and white film) you peel off the top layer and your picture is right there.


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