For Christmas, I was gifted a Polaroid camera! It’s an updated take on the classic Polaroid; really the only difference is you plug it in to charge it. And I absolutely love it!
Although I never had a Polaroid as a child (I desperately wanted one!), it definitely brought me back to the time where I saved all my money to buy and develop film. I love that this only takes about half an hour to fully develop! But don’t you dare look at it before it’s finished or you’ll likely mess it up.
I do really love my DSLR. The crips clarity and colours I can capture, the way I can chose my settings (yes, I still have tons to learn), and how I can take hundreds of photos just to get the one perfect shot. Which is something you definitely cannot do with a Polaroid!
I think in a lot of ways, it’s more challenging to take a good picture with the Polaroid. It has definitely challenged me in a lot of ways that a DSLR doesn’t. It captures light very differently, and the viewfinder is not the exact same view as the lens, among other things. I love each camera equally, and love the differences in the final product.
I think one of my favourite things about the Polaroid is that you’re stuck with whatever moment you capture! I end up loving a lot of the photos more because of that. Plus, it’s just a lot of fun! Now if only film wasn’t so expensive…