September 6, 2012Having a Blast Taking Pictures in Las Vegas With A Vintage Polaroid Land Camera
By Sara In AZ
A few months back Mike and I met up with Ruth, and her husband, Tom in Las Vegas. It was a super fast trip, but we managed to pack in a lot in a short amount of time.
One of the things Ruth really wanted to do was go around Vegas taking pictures with a vintage Polaroid Land Camera. This is the camera that they brought and they were nice enough to gift it to Mike and I when our visit was done! Thanks Ruth and Tom!!!
Ruth did a post a while back detailing the restoration of their vintage Polaroid camera. She also has a few good tips on loading the film and where you can get the film too!
Ruth and Tom came to Vegas armed with tons of film and the Land Camera and off we went taking pictures all over Las Vegas!
Ruth and Tom thought it was important for us to get the hang of the camera since they were giving it to us, so they wanted Mike and I to take the reigns and load the film in the camera and take some pictures to see how we could manage. I won’t lie, this camera can be a bit tricky initially but once you get the hang of it it is SUPER easy. Anyone looking to use a camera like this should totally refer to Ruth’s post and I know that there are also some good You Tube videos that can help immensely.
Here is one of the pictures I took….Tom, Ruth, and Mike posing at Caesar’s’ Palace. The film looks really white along the edges and kind of hazy because of a mistake I made when loading in the film pack into the camera. Tom had to come to my rescue and save the film….thanks Tom!
Here is another picture I took at Caesar’s Palace. I’m getting a bit better at it……
Here is a crowd view shot Tom took down Las Vegas Blvd. in front of The Paris.
Here is a shot I took at The Paris looking up at the Eiffel Tower.
And here is one last shot Tom took of Mike and I at The Paris. I really like this shot and one could almost believe it was taken in the 50s…were it not for those modern cars in the background!
I SUPER love the way these pictures turn out, very old timey and vintage looking. If you are looking for perfection maybe you should not use a Land Camera as more than likely there will be spots and imperfections on the picture. It is SO much fun taking pictures with this camera though, I don’t know how you couldn’t love it.
Mike and I have since gone on a Land Camera picture taking craze, it’s addicting I tell you! So expect to see a bunch more Land Camera pictures coming up in the future!