Every May and October, there's a group on Flickr that hosts 'RoidWeek, in which all those participating make pictures using their instant cameras, uploading them to the group page. It used to be that only Polaroid made cameras that used instant film, but in recent years Fuji and Lomo have also come on the scene with Instax and Lomo'Instant. Any image can be contributed as long as it's been taken with an instant camera.
Perhaps my favorite instant camera is my Spectra. Polaroid stopped film production several years ago and although The Impossible Project has developed their own product to fit these Polaroid cameras, it's too pricey for my budget (yes, gone are the days of well under $10 a box film). So, that being the case I don't use my Spectra or 600 instant cameras. Sad to say, even Fuji has discontinued making pack peel apart (as opposed to integral) film for the Polaroid cameras that use it. When I got wind of this two or three years ago, I laid in a stock of the 3000b film and typically break it out only at the realization it's 'RoidWeek, or if I have some inspiration for the goops. Goops are the backs of the print that gets peeled off...the trash that actually contains another image, complete with texture and often solarization. When using the 3000b film, the my finished image is more often based on the goop rather than the positive print.
This week was no exception and I loaded up my Automatic 100 and have been making images every day to play along. It's been fun and reminds me of my appreciation for this camera and how I use it.