Are you into instant photography? Yeah, that’s right, I’m talking about old-school Polaroids! Today, there are a bunch of modern cameras on the market for photographers who still love the instant format. And, there are tons of creative things you can do with them. In this video, Cooph teams up with photographer Lisa Kutzelnig, who uses the new Leica Sofort instant camera to show us eight fun and creative things you can do with instant photos:
Just take individual shots of the scene in front of you as you swing the camera view from one side to the other or up and down. Then piece together the pictures!
2. Panorama Sequence
Shoot a panorama like above, but this time with a model. Make sure to move your model along with each shot you take.
3. Pantone Wall
You just need some gels to cover your lens for this one. Switch out the colors and take some creative photos.
4. Double Exposure
Most instant cameras have a double exposure mode. Choose a scene with great texture (like a bed of flowers) and take a picture. Then take a selfie. Your image will show up merged with the flower shot.
5. Double Exposure Ghosting
You can also use the double exposure mode to shoot the same subject twice for some ghostly looking images.
You need three small mirrors for this one. Tape the mirrors together to form a triangle and hold that in front of the lens as you shoot to add some cool reflections into your image.
7. Old-School Hyperlapse
As you’re walking along, take a photo ever few meters. Keep going, take as many as you want. Then turn all the snaps into an old-school hyperlapse!
8. 3D Hero
Take an instant photo and use an X-Acto knife to cut around the subject. Pop it up for a cool 3D image!
And a bonus trick…
9. Portrait Collage
Take close-up shots of your model from different angles—left side, front, right side. Then piece them together for a creative portrait collage.
Instant photography doesn’t have to be just candid snapshots. You can get super creative and add a little artistic flare to each image. These are just a few ideas, what have you got? Tell us how you use your instant camera to get different effects.
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