Polaroid The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography

Rhiannon Adam

Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography is the go-to resource for all lovers of instant photography. Divided into two main parts, “Camera and Film Format Guide” and “Creative Techniques,” this unique reference offers a comprehensive introduction to instant photography, including a wide-ranging overview of instant cameras and compatible accessories and film; tips on what to buy and where to buy it; how to adapt equipment and preserve the life of your images; easy step- by-step guides to a wide range of image manipulations, accompanied by visual showcases of the work of the very best Polaroid photographers; and an extensive resources section, complete with a film compatibility guide, a list of stockists, and safety information.

Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography provides photographers, art students, and vintage camera enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of what a Polaroid photograph can be. 


A true snapshot of the instant film scene today…[H]ighly recommended. 

— Photographica World

Impressively researched …very useful …will have wide appeal to a variety of image makers. 

— Amateur Photographer


Rhiannon Adam


Rhiannon Adam is an established Polaroid photographer and is a key figure in the instant photography community. She is an expert in the field, teaching workshops and short courses on Polaroid creative techniques. In 2019, she was named one of the winners of the Photographers’ Gallery’s inaugural New Talent Award, and her work was exhibited at the gallery.