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Fun Fact Friday : My First Camera

August 26, 2016

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Fun Fact Friday : My First Camera

August 26, 2016

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Because every young photographer has to start somewhere

In 1999 I didn’t do much partying like it was 1999 because, well, I was 8 years young. I did, however, do a lot of picture taking! I got my first camera that year and it was mine all mine. I remember how excited I was to get my hands on a Barbie Polaroid 600. It even came with stickers and I was very meticulous and picky about where they went. This camera was beautiful, and still is!

I remember getting so excited to see how the photos turned out, and that one minute wait felt like for-ev-orrr (Sandlot style), but it was so worth it! I would document what the photos were of and the date and then catalog them. It was very systematic and because of my efforts, I still have a lot of my Polaroid photographs! My favorite subject? My cat, of course! I was on to something at a young age- everyone loves cute kitten photos 😉

I still cannot believe that this hot pink camera started it all for me!

About a year ago I realized this bad boy still has film loaded! Of course, through the hot Houston Summer moves and time, in general, it won’t develop now 🙁 I try every so often like it is going to miraculously develop a photo! Yet, the result is always the same- frustrating!

And can we talk about how on Amazon it is selling for $200? Not that I would ever sell my beautiful one of a kind stickered out Barbie camera, but I would have never expected that! Polaroid 600s are pretty much at every garage sale ever so wasn’t expecting it to be even a moderately high dollar value attached!

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I kind of love Polaroid cameras and am really sad they stopped making them (but thanks Fuji for creating the Intax!) so here are some facts about my beloved Polaroids:

  • Outkast had it ALL sorts of wrong! You don’t shake it like a Polaroid picture because you shouldn’t shake Polaroid film! It actually does more harm than good, but that didn’t stop anyone from doing it.
  • There is now a Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas, and I want to go! Who’s in?!
  • I totally didn’t know Polaroid still makes cameras! Apparently, they have a version of the Fuji Intax as well… maybe they should do a little better marketing for the next product launch.
  • The founder of Polaroid left Harvard after his freshman year to study polarization & things (very studious of me) on his own. He was a dropout before dropouts were cool. 😉

Did you own a Polaroid? What was your first camera? Let me know in the comments! I always love hearing from you guys 🙂


My First Camera | Alicia Yarrish Photography | Houston Wedding Photographer | French Destination Wedding & Anniversary Photographer

WRITING FROM: GERMANY

My First Camera | Alicia Yarrish Photography | Houston Wedding Photographer | France Destination Wedding & Anniversary Photographer

 

Because every young photographer has to start somewhere

In 1999 I didn’t do much partying like it was 1999 because, well, I was 8 years young. I did, however, do a lot of picture taking! I got my first camera that year and it was mine all mine. I remember how excited I was to get my hands on a Barbie Polaroid 600. It even came with stickers and I was very meticulous and picky about where they went. This camera was beautiful, and still is!

I remember getting so excited to see how the photos turned out, and that one minute wait felt like for-ev-orrr (Sandlot style), but it was so worth it! I would document what the photos were of and the date and then catalog them. It was very systematic and because of my efforts, I still have a lot of my Polaroid photographs! My favorite subject? My cat, of course! I was on to something at a young age- everyone loves cute kitten photos 😉

I still cannot believe that this hot pink camera started it all for me!

About a year ago I realized this bad boy still has film loaded! Of course, through the hot Houston Summer moves and time, in general, it won’t develop now 🙁 I try every so often like it is going to miraculously develop a photo! Yet, the result is always the same- frustrating!

And can we talk about how on Amazon it is selling for $200? Not that I would ever sell my beautiful one of a kind stickered out Barbie camera, but I would have never expected that! Polaroid 600s are pretty much at every garage sale ever so wasn’t expecting it to be even a moderately high dollar value attached!

My First Camera | Alicia Yarrish Photography | Houston Wedding Photographer | French Destination Wedding & Anniversary Photographer

I kind of love Polaroid cameras and am really sad they stopped making them (but thanks Fuji for creating the Intax!) so here are some facts about my beloved Polaroids:

  • Outkast had it ALL sorts of wrong! You don’t shake it like a Polaroid picture because you shouldn’t shake Polaroid film! It actually does more harm than good, but that didn’t stop anyone from doing it.
  • There is now a Polaroid Museum in Las Vegas, and I want to go! Who’s in?!
  • I totally didn’t know Polaroid still makes cameras! Apparently, they have a version of the Fuji Intax as well… maybe they should do a little better marketing for the next product launch.
  • The founder of Polaroid left Harvard after his freshman year to study polarization & things (very studious of me) on his own. He was a dropout before dropouts were cool. 😉

Did you own a Polaroid? What was your first camera? Let me know in the comments! I always love hearing from you guys 🙂


My First Camera | Alicia Yarrish Photography | Houston Wedding Photographer | French Destination Wedding & Anniversary Photographer

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  1. Granny says:

    Yep! A black one. It is hanging on my dresser mirror post. Probably has film in it too. I have a Polaroid photo someone snapped as we were leaving the church when we got married almost 50 years ago.

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