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Polaroid Transfers: A Complete Visual Guide to Creating Image and Emulsion Transfers Paperback – June 1, 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Amphoto Books; y First edition edition (June 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081745554X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817455545
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is definitely a must-have book for anyone who wants to create incredible Polaroid transfer art. The instructions are excellent and the artwork wonderful. You will be amazed at the cool effects you can create with the remarkable property of certain Polacolor films that enable you to transfer the image or the emulsion layer carrying the image to a variety of other surfaces, such as paper, fabric, wood, etc.
The book starts by discussing the basic supplies needed including choosing the right printer and film. It then shows you both wet and dry methods for making image transfers. There is a great hints section that explains how varying things like heat, time before peeling or adding pressure can create different unique effects. There are instructions for both color and black & white emulsion transfers with a helpful troubleshooting section.
My favorite section, creative techniques, follows. It includes awesome effects like making multiple exposures, making a mosaic of multi transfers and getting a scrambled image from heating in the microwave. Next, the author creates dramatic artwork by hand coloring with a variety of media.
In the advanced techniques section you learn about the three different transfer methods: in-camera, projection printing and slide-printer. Filtration and color theory are also discussed here. The fine art section focuses on finishing off the artwork by framing, matting and protecting it. All instructions are step-by-step and accompanied by demonstrating photos.
In the back, there is a large inspirational gallery featuring the work of 20 different artists with background information on the artist and his/her techniques, giving the book a personal touch. A complete resource directory, book and publication list and contact information for all the artists are also included. Get this boo; it is fantastic.
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This book is the ultimate guide to creating unique and beautiful Polaroid transfer images. The instructions easy to follow whether you are a first time photographer or a pro. The examples are amazing and inspiring.
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If you are interested in Polaroid transfer this is the only comprehensive book I have found on the market. Luckily it is very well presented with beautiful examples.
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I have been lucky enough to attend Kathleen Carr's polaroid transfer workshops and have always come away enlightened and inspired. This book does the same, and in addition provides easy to understand illustrated step-by-step technical information, beautiful images by current artists in the field, and lot of new ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in going beyond the limits of regular photography!
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Polaroid transfering is the process that enables you to creat dreamy water color like images that truely look wonderful. This book covers all you need to know to create both polaroid transfers and emulsion transfers. The techniques are clearly detailed with the differences between emulsion/polaroid transfering clearly explained. Another great aspect of the book is plentiful numbers of examples showing what you can do.
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"Polaroid Transfers..." is a great book that completely covers all aspects of this creative avenue in photography. It's a wonderful step by step book that shows you exactly how to do a polaroid transfer. Great graphics, photography and a wonderful resource. A great addition to any photographers library.
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Whenever I get ready to work on Polaroid transfers or lifts, I have this book by my side. I refer to it all the time. I took a class in these processes, but when I get ready to work, this is the book I refer too.
Great inspiration and examples are included, but MOST valuable for the step-by-step instructions.
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I received this book from my husband for Christmas in 2000. I finally took it out, read the how to sections in detail and decided to pull out my poloroid transfer equipment this weekend. The results were amazing! The section on emulsion transfer (a relatively new technique...and very new for me) was very easy to follow and again, my results were amazing! The book is full of examples which help you understand techniques and creative options. I am hooked and highly recommend this book to anyone interested in poloroid techniques...beginning or advanced.
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