polaroid instant camera

How Polaroid Instant Camera Works

Even though it’s not the rocket science in today’s age of digital photography, polaroid and instant cameras are still considered to be cool. The innovative idea of clicking a picture and finding it roll down the other end is still exciting and fun! The idea of polaroid and instant photography was indeed a turning point back in the 1970s but no one expected it to still stick around after those days of film photography being taken over by the Digital age. Read on more tips shared by an avid instant photography enthusiast and professional party photographer from Perth, to view the photo gallery for more of their work.

How actually an instant camera works

The mechanics of the polaroid instant camera on a very high level is simple. Every polaroid cameras are loaded with sealed and covered sheets of negative plastic films tucked in. Each time when you click to capture a photography, one of the film is taken and positioned right in front of the camera lens. The shutter open time allows just enough window for the film to get exposed to what the lens sees and capture the moment.

Further, the camera rollers simply eject the printed photo for you to see and yeah, of course enjoy :-). Isn’t it so amazingly thought out and creative of an idea!

Now, if you want to go a little bit into the details of how all the mechanics works in tandem with the chemical tickles, read on.. Am sure this will continue to agree on how awesome instant photography is.

how instant camera works

When the camera shutter opens, a pattern reflected in the form of light hits the film which in turn is made up of several layers of silver compound. Each of these layers absorbs a different hue of the falling light which can be equated to a different colour in a way – to be specific, the famous RGB – Red, blue and green.

The chemical reaction under these layers can be tagged as the developer layer, imaging layer, timing and acid layer . Now, it’s a buzzing simple chemical reaction (all in the short click ha! ) in the presence of a reagent producing the colours in the captured image onto the negative. And, that’s how the photo is created. Ready to be rolled and ejected into your hands! Hope this simple explanation has help us throw some light into the generic process involved in instant photo production.