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Instant Postcard - Polaroid/Instax

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Instant Postcard - Polaroid/Instax
Swap Coordinator:theanswerisseven (contact)
Swap categories: Photography  Postcards  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:6
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:October 15, 2011
Date items must be sent by:October 24, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

Based on OverMoon's swap a few months ago here.

Send 1 partner 1 instant postcard.

  • An instant postcard is an instant picture sent naked through the mail.

  • The picture could be a Polaroid, Fuji Instax, Impossible Film or any other instant film you may know. BUT NO FUJI INSTAX MINI - I have experimented with this before and it's very hit or miss as to whether they ever arrive!

  • Put stamps/mail label if needed directly on the picture and write your partners address in the white area.

  • We all know that Polaroid etc. film is expensive and that we sometimes take duff photos. Please send your partner a passable picture - you don't have to be a top photographer at all, but try not to send something totally unrecognisable and out of focus or a duff test shot reject.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Inspiration on flickr

I will be checking all participant's ratings and will decide participation on a case-by-case basis. Generally no recent 1s or 3s but I'll check and message if necessary.


mag 10/ 4/2011 #

Hello! Can I join this swap if I use a Holgaroid with Fujifilm FP-100C? Just wanted to make sure it's allowed. Thanks!

theanswerisseven 10/ 5/2011 #

@mag - I'll admit I'm not sure what one of those is! Do you have an example? I suppose the most important thing is that a Polaroid/Instax etc. is more sturdy than a regular film photo and has the classic white border. So if it's like that then it'll be fine - but as I say, do you have an example?

mag 10/ 6/2011 #

It looks something like this.

theanswerisseven 10/ 6/2011 #

@mag - Well that looks pretty awesome! That should be fine =]

twobluecrows 10/ 9/2011 #

Are they still selling Polaroid instant film? I thought it was defunct?

Would digital pics count if they were mounted sturdily in the same format as a polaroid?

OverMoon 10/10/2011 #

@twobluecrows You can still get 'Polaroid' film by theimpossibleproject - http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film

theanswerisseven 10/10/2011 #

@twobluecrows - As @OverMoon says, TIP makes it now although it is a little expensive!

As for digital photos, for this particular swap the focus is definitely on instant photos. However, using well-mounted digital pics for postcards is a fine idea - go ahead and make a swap with that theme if you're not able to do this one!

CometaGuavaberry 10/10/2011 #

Oh yeah ! I was thinking on this . I'm in, i already have my postcard, yay !

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