Vintage but not backwards.
Whatever is in style right now, it seems, can make us feel like we’re in another decade. Vintage fashion, retro cars, and record players are all making a comeback.
Making the decision to jump in on the action, and by doing so absolutely killing it, is one of the most retro brands out there, the Polaroid camera. Making film photographers’ dreams come true, Polaroid Originals have released a line of throwback cameras with contemporary conveniences in order to bridge the eras. The perfect throwback tool for making modern memories is the Polaroid OneStep Plus, and here’s why.
Cool and Classic Design.
While still retaining the retro appeal of an instant camera, with its classic shape, simplistic colours, and the rainbow design detail running right down the middle, the high-tech capabilities of the OneStep Plus is the absolute best thing about the new Polaroid camera. It’s use ain’t just for when you’re hosting a party or on a photo walk and it’s not merely one of those gadgets that you stash in a gear closet or random drawer either. The photos it takes as well as the device itself should be displayed prominently. To allow for really amazing results Polaroid released a tonne of gorgeous film styles for the OneStep Plus, including traditional colour and black-and-white film, to also more exotic film options like a blue ombre pack, and a bright colours pack.
So Many Photo-Taking Options.
Considering the price what is especially pleasing is that the Polaroid OneStep Plus is jam-packed with features such as a zoom, self-timer, and flash. It has manual and automatic modes. Whether its landscape pictures of capturing stellar portrait pictures it features a switch for depth of field which means you can achieve great results.
A small feature that’s extremely helpful during long photo sessions that shows you how much film and how much battery charge you have left is a set of LED lights.
To teach the user how to use all the buttons and modes it comes with a consumer-friendly diagram in the package and the buttons and modes are all really easy to use. This is for when you really want to get creative with it; the tech doesn’t overpower the feeling of an original point-and-shoot, the Polaroid expands your options instead.
Accompanying App Gives More Features Whether Amateur or Pro.
The game-changer, however, is that the OneStep Plus can be connected to the Polaroid app via Bluetooth. In addition to the features built into the camera the app allows so much more customisation. Settings such as ISO, aperture, and shutter speed can be manually changed through the app. So, much like the mirrorless or DSLR camera this means that serious photographers can customise their shots.
There’s plenty on the app for amateurs so casual photographers have nothing to fear. For example, the standard timer gives everyone time to get in the shot and there’s also a noise sensor so you can take a picture when you clap. With the classic Polaroid film you can create seriously cool gallery-level photos as the app features double exposure and light painting modes. Above all, it is user-friendly. It will take you longer to get the camera out of your bag than to program the settings you need on the app.
With all the nostalgia built in and for the classic point-and-shoot Polaroid fun the cheaper option is the recent release of the OneStep 2 by Polaroid, which is great for people who really love the design of the OneStep Plus but don’t mind about losing most of the additional features we have described that the OneStep Plus has.
Words by Elijah (Content Marketer) via Esquire.