I was super excited to see a new YouTube channel launch recently that is not only dedicated to film photography, but is produced just down the road from me on Australia’s stunning Gold Coast. I was even more excited when I saw there was a video about shooting Polaroids.
Lucy Lumen's Analog Adventures has racked up over 1000 subscribers in just two months thanks to a steady stream of new content. Videos drop a couple of times a week and feature varied topics such as thrift shop finds, shooting with the Sunny 16 rule, thoughts on photography, and the ubiquitous camera and film stock reviews.
Lumen has a natural charm and charisma that shines through every video. I particularly enjoy the videos where she hits the streets of the Gold Coast and shares her photographic process with viewers.
This Polaroid SX-70 vs 600 Instant Color Film Comparison is a particular favorite of mine - anyone who listens to my podcast Matt Loves Cameras or follows me on Instagram will know how much I love Polaroid.
Lumen walks around the hilly beachside streets of Burleigh shooting with both a Polaroid OneStep and Polaroid One 600 Pro as she tries both films out. I've never had much luck with my rigid body OneStep so I usually shoot with my SX-70. Lucy had no dramas though, shooting image after image with great results. Which film did she like best? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.