Polaroid Picture Ideas: 14 Creative Photography Ideas

Jeana Travels
6 min readMay 27, 2021

It used to be that snapping a photo with a Polaroid camera, shaking it out and waiting for the image to develop was commonplace. As 35mm film type and then digital cameras became more affordable, people traded in the Polaroid picture instant cameras for the new photography medium.

While many of us shutterbugs have always loved the nostalgia and certain je ne sais quoi about instant photography, it seems they have recently come back into popularity with the rest of the world as well.

Users love the instant gratification of having their photo in hand and while a few brands have started offering instant print cameras, no one does it quite like the pioneers, Polaroid.

The new Polaroid Snap Touch instant digital camera offers users the best of both worlds. It allows you to snap, print, and share all of your favorite photos instantly right from the camera.

With a 3.5inch LCD Touchscreen and 1080p full HD video recording capability, images and video are stored on a micro SD card and you have the ability to print photos instantly thanks to ZINK ® Zero Ink technology.

You even have the option to print them with the classic white Polaroid Photo Border (amongst some snazzy new designs) as well as other edits like adding filters, stickers or adjust the crop. The 13mp camera has a few unexpected perks like a self timer, selfie mirror, swipe gestures and bluetooth capability.

Between its digital capabilities and vintage Polaroid printing options, creative uses abound from everyday users and photographers like.

I’m still finding new ways to be creative with my Polaroid Snap Touch and Polaroid Instax Mini, like this one I took during our last tattoo session in New York.

Cute Polaroid Pictures: Creative Photography Ideas

For some creative photography inspiration on how to take and use your Polaroid camera pictures, check out these awesome Polaroid pics I’ve found below.

You might also want to check out our 8 tips and tricks from a pro on how to improve your iPhone photography or 5 Photography Tips for Using a Tripod.

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Jeana Travels

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food. Insta: @JeanaTravels 🕸 SurfandSunshine.com