Polaroid Image Lifts and Transparency Layering

  • May 4, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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Alternative photographic processes have always been a fun and unique way to explore different ways of image creation.  From exploring an antique process of photographic days gone by to a side use of more modern technology you'll find the most creative image makers among us constantly exploring new ways of visual expression threw innovative uses of common photographic tools.


Polaroid image lifts can be a fun way of taking instant pictures to the next artistic level.  They allow you to add textures, to stretch, distort and manipulate your instant pictures in a way similar to how we alter our digital images in photoshop.  


Polaroid transparency layering combines compositional processes similar to painting with photographic tools from the late 20th century.  This allows the user to combine multiple images to create conceptual and often surreal images from tools we often relegate to the common snapshot.


This event will focus on both of these non standard uses of Polaroid instant film.  Attendees will learn how to execute both techniques to gain better control over their own visual expression.  No prior experience with Polaroid film or cameras is necessary.  Cameras and film, as well as all other materials, will be provided.  What is needed is a flare for the creative and conceptual, as well as an eagerness to learn.  

Refund policy:  Refunds will be given to all people who change their RSVP to "No" no later than two days prior to the event.  Event fees will go towards providing materials for event participants.


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  • Bill M

    wonderful workshop... i finally posted my "save," a couple of pics from the day, and my "snafu." ugh ! :)

    May 16, 2014

  • Curt H.

    Exceptional meetup! Thanks to everyone that taught and attended.

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • Scott

    hey everyone, if you have photos/scans from yesterday's event please share them with us here so everyone else can see what fun we had. just upload them to the gallery.

    1 · May 5, 2014

  • Kim H.

    I loved it! Thanks to everyone. I can't wait to start making stuff at home.

    2 · May 5, 2014

  • Katlyn W.

    This was an awesome Meetup! Thank you to everyone who made this happen!

    2 · May 5, 2014

  • Monica L H.

    AWESOMESAUCE!!!!!!

    3 · May 4, 2014

  • Donna B.

    loved it. thanks all for excellent instruction. :-)

    3 · May 4, 2014

  • Yash M.

    Hey! Something came up!! Not gonna be able to make it today.

    May 4, 2014

  • Yash M.

    Should I bring my own instant photos?

    May 3, 2014

    • Scott

      Preshot images will work for the transfers but not the transparency layering. Oh and integral film only (no pack film).

      May 3, 2014

    • Yash M.

      Oh never mind. All I have is pack film!

      May 4, 2014

  • Scott

    the polaroid image lifting involves transferring the emulsion layer from a polaroid picture to another surface or substrate. therefore you guys should all bring your surface of choice. this could be paper, canvas, stone, etc. we will have normal papers available if you want to keep it basic.

    1 · May 2, 2014

    • Katlyn W.

      Okay sweet! So does it matter what size canvas or stone?

      May 3, 2014

    • Scott

      The images are standard Polaroid sizes so keep it small

      May 3, 2014

  • Bill M

    jazzed about the workshop ! what cameras and films will we work with, Scott ?

    May 2, 2014

    • Scott

      It'll be a mix of 600 and sx-70 cameras and film

      1 · May 2, 2014

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