next best thing: poladroids

Who didn't love playing with a Polaroid camera? Not to mention that cross-processed or faded quality to the images that you can't get on any other camera. I was upset to hear they stopped making the film for it. Poladroid to the rescue. It's a free application you can download that attempts to recreate the experience of the real deal – complete with sound effects, the burned in edges and the ability to "shake" your print while the image develops. You're literally made to wait for the image to appear (remember?). Pure fun! Go play! 

Below are examples of my own Poladroid conversions as well as selected ones from the Poladroid group pool on Flickr

These are a couple of favourites from the Flickr group pool: