Chelsea - Expired Polaroid Type 59

This past weekend I had the pleasure of shooting with Chelsea, a model that I’ve not shot with previously. We’ve attempted to schedule a shoot together multiple times, but my busy schedule and the lovely Ohio winter weather has made it difficult.

Since it is still a bit too cold to shoot outside, I was once again relegated to the studio… which by this time of year I’m just about over. Give me warm weather and natural light, I say. The studio is, however, the perfect place to work with my Crown Graphic and some of the expired Polaroid Type 59 stock I have. This films color, at least for me thus far, does much better under tungsten light than daylight - though I’m sure temperature has also played a little bit of a role in my tests so far.

The two images below were my only exposures for the day, but they both came out really well. Probably the best exposure, color and clarity that I’ve gotten out of this film. These were lit with tungsten hot lights in a cove style lighting. I metered this film at about 40 iso and then opened up about a half stop further than my initial reading. I also bumped the shutter speed from 1/4 to about 1/2 second. This film loves light and I’ve found it best to just meter and then overcompensate my exposures a bit and go from there… I’m not big on using exact science.


37 Weeks

Sunday marked a milestone. 37 Weeks is what many consider to be “full-term” in the pregnancy world (depending on who you talk to). Either way, it’s pretty safe to say that baby Logan is pretty much in the “safe zone” for being born despite having three more weeks till the actual due date. From here on out she’s just working on packing on a few extra LB’s before game day. To celebrate week 37 (as well as the warmer weather and longer days) Tiffany donned her new floral pants for our weekly photo shoot.


36 Weeks

For our Week 36 photo we headed indoors at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse where warmer temperatures prevail. It was nice to be out of the cold for a bit as we took a little weekend pre-baby east side excursion.


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