Polaroid: The Missing Manual

Rhiannon Adam

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An accessible and comprehensive 'how to' guide to expressive and experimental techniques and manipulation of Polaroid prints and cameras

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Polaroid: The Missing Manual is the go-to resource for all lovers of instant photography. Divided into two main parts, ‘Camera and Film Format Guide’ and ‘Creative Techniques’, it offers a comprehensive introduction to instant photography, including:

• A wide-ranging overview of instant cameras and compatible accessories and film;
• Tips on what to buy and where to buy it;
• How to adapt equipment and preserve the life of your images;
• Easy step-by-step guides to a wide range of image manipulations, accompanied by visual showcases of the work of the very best Polaroid photographers;
• Extensive resources section, complete with film compatibility guide, a list of stockists and safety information.

Polaroid: The Missing Manual provides photographers, art students and vintage camera enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of what a Polaroid photograph can be.

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'Impressively researched … very useful … will have wide appeal to a variety of image makers'
Amateur Photographer

'A true snapshot of the instant film scene today … highly recommended'
Photographica World

Further Details


Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 23.0 x 17.7 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Publication date: 5 October 2017

ISBN: 9780500544600

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Camera and Film Format Guide • 2. Creative Techniques

About the Author

Rhiannon Adam is an established Polaroid photographer and is a key figure in the instant photography community. She is an expert in the field, teaching workshops and short courses on Polaroid creative techniques.