I’ve had a pack of Impossible Project film loaded up in my Polaroid Sun 600 camera for a while now and I completely forgot about it. Usually, you’re supposed to keep the pack in the fridge until you’re ready to use it. I’m a complete dork and left it in the camera for several months now. Scatter brained, I know.
The hard part about this particular film is that once you take the picture, you need to shield it from the light and let it develop for 20-40 minutes. It’s a little challenging if you’re out and about on-the-go, but for my testing it was alright at home. I took the pictures and quickly stowed them away under a coffee table book for safekeeping to develop. It’s a little expensive for film, so it’s a bummer if you’re testing out camera you’ve been trying to repair (like I was) or if you make any mistakes.
Here are some snaps I took with the standard Color film–
Impossible also makes film with colored, silver, gold, and even animal print borders. I’m so tempted to say “happy payday” and buy a few packs, but I’ve been trying to save cash these days, so lamesville.
It’s a huge bummer that there aren’t more companies make this type of film anymore. Just search for Polaroid film on Amazon and you’ll find a bunch of jerks selling the stuff for top dollar- even though Polaroid doesn’t make the film anymore so most of it is probably expired by now. Here’s to hoping that someday there will be more companies out there making the stuff- after all, there’s nothing like holding a print that you just took in your hand!