Polaroid: The Missing Manual


This book is not yet published, but will be available from March 2022.

ISBN: 9780500296523 Category:

Rhiannon Adam


An accessible and comprehensive ‘how to’ guide to expressive and experimental techniques and manipulation of Polaroid prints and cameras.

Polaroid: The Missing Manual is the go-to resource for all lovers of instant photography. Divided into two main parts, ‘Camera and Film Format Guide’ and ‘Creative Techniques’, it 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 extensive resources section, complete with film compatibility guide, a list of stockists and safety information.

Polaroid: The Missing Manual provides photographers, art students and vintage camera enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills to push the boundaries of what a Polaroid photograph can be.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 17.7 x 23 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 17 March 2022
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17.7 x 23 cm
Weight 300 g


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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 April 2019 she was named as one of the winners of The Photographers' Gallery's inaugural New Talent Award, and her work showed at the gallery between June and October 2019.