My friend Pete Forde had brought a polaroid camera with him on his last visit to Ottawa. I really liked the raw quality and the fact that you can "touch" the picture immediately (something that you don't get from a picture on a LCD screen).
And just a few months after Polaroid has stopped producing instant film, their legacy has become more important to me than ever. Thankfully, Fuji still continues to produce Polaroid 100 film for medium and large format cameras. Using proof polaroids (like the ones seen above) are extremely useful to make sure the light, settings and everything else is alright before wasting a roll of film.