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15-JUL-2011 Karen Stuebing


West Virginia

Polaroid Big Shot. Fujifilm FP 100C.

It's not like I don't have enough Polaroid cameras. But I decided I need a Big Shot. I guess I was having a real retro moment.

This camera does one thing and one thing only well. Take portraits. It has a fixed aperture of f29 so you always have to use a flash except in bright sun and it has a fixed focus of about 3 1/2 feet.

This causes what is known as the Big Shot Shuffle. You don't adjust the camera. You move your body until the double image in the viewfinder merges. You look pretty retarded. :)

The camera itself is bizarre looking enough. It looks like an extension tube is built in. It is very large and long.

The camera is best known for being used by Andy Warhol to take photos for his silk screens.

Shawn was one of the few people who wouldn't cooperate. He kept moving and was looking down at a fishing reel he had just bought. I was doing the shuffle of course. I finally decided to not worry about getting his eyes in the photo and fired it off.

Well, his cap does say "Leave me alone." :)

Polaroid Big Shot
0.00s iso100 full exif

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joanteno16-Jul-2011 21:04
Great color rendition.
j>a>e>17 :):):)16-Jul-2011 07:16
soulSTAR shawn illuminates what matters!!!!! :):):):):)
soulis16-Jul-2011 06:21
Wonderful shot. V.
borisalex16-Jul-2011 05:42
...Yes , leave him alone but you got him right, the excerpt matters! V.
Simon Chandler16-Jul-2011 01:45
Great shot with the special camera. v
John King16-Jul-2011 01:04
Super Portrait! That camera does a wonderful job. What I mean to say is that you do a wonderful job with that camera. V
Norman Richard16-Jul-2011 00:11
great portrait, I like the more dark result, great for a veteran portrait.