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My name is Anthony Maddaloni. I’m a professional
photographer from Austin, Texas and I am making an image of a Polaroid pinhole camera that
I had built today. And now what I’m doing is I have my camera set up on my tripod, and
essentially this gapper tape is what is working as my shutter and I’m opening it and closing
it in order to give me my exposure. One thing that I want to make sure is that my camera
is nice and steady and level. Now essentially as I’m doing this, because really this tape
is essentially my shutter and it’s really bright out here today, and I want this film,
it has to be a very fast exposure. Almost like that fast. So I just made an exposure.
So what I did, after I made the exposures I’m going to pull the film from this side
of the camera. And this is the way the Polaroid film works is that I pull one tab like this
out and then I pull the back tab out. Now this is kind of hard to do sometimes. It’s
very easy to get confused which one to pull. Now I’m going to pull this one and what that
does is it starts the developing process for this Polaroid film. I just pulled it like
that. Now I’m going to wait about two minutes for that film to develop and then I’m going
to peel the back. So that is how I’m doing this. This is a piece of film I exposed a
little while ago. I’m just going to peel this one, see how it peels like that. Now that,
when you get something like that that is overexposed meaning that I’m seeing the image come out
on the edge, but not in the middle and when you have a white image like that on Polaroid
film that is definitely due to overexposure. Now I’m going to try to dial this exposure
in for the next shot to get it a little bit less time to give me more image.

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