Pola Painting vs Polaroid Transfers

Discussion in 'Enlarging' started by Chuck (CA), Dec 3, 2002.

  1. Chuck (CA)

    Chuck (CA) Member

    Oct 13, 2002
    Fresno CA
    The Pola Painting technique uses the SX-70 .....? This technique could be interesting. Scott Smith www.lightingmagic.com explains!

    Im trying to determine which technique I want to begin with.

    1. What is the difference between the Pola Painting Technique and Polaroid Transfers?

    2. What are the step in Pola Painting?

    3. Transfers were coverd very well in an earlier post.

    Thanks again for the great input!
  2. ann

    ann Subscriber

    Sep 10, 2002
    I am not 100% sure, but I think what you are asking about is the pratice of moving the emulsion around on a piece of sx-70 film before the emulsion has set. You could use a variety of tools, homemade or otherwise and just scratch around (for the want of a better word). It's fun, but as all "simple"things is harder than one can image to create wonderful one of a kind images.
    After taking the picture, just take a sharp tool and play with the emulsion. It is as simple as that. Be sure the tool is not too sharp as the scratch all the way to the base, unless that is the effect you are looking for. This is like playing in the sandbox, nothing is really wrong with whatever you decide.