An Artists Communion Through A Lens

Polaroids

Spent a perfect May afternoon at J.C. Raulston Arboretum with two vintage Kodak cameras.  The No. 1 Kodak Autographic Jr. was made about 1914 and the No.2 Brownie dates to 1925.  Both rolls of 120 film go for processing tomorrow, should have them back next week, for scanning and editing.

Instead of a light meter or Kodak’s original instructions,  I used a modern DSLR to determine exposure aka the modern “Polaroid”.  That’s how studio photographers used to do it with film: set up lights, adjust with a meter and make a test shot with “instant” film.  2 minutes later, they knew if they were ready to shoot or needed more adjustments.

Here are 3 of today’s digital “Polaroids”.  Handheld, single exposures, edited to what I saw, not what the camera recorded.

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