- Overall yellow, orange or pink colors in photos
- Low saturation
- Blue skies appear pink
- Quick development time (shorter than stated on box)
- Shooting environment was above 28°C (82°F)
Developing Polaroid pictures depend on several sequential reactions which have to occur in a well-timed fashion - at least, that's the idea. When our film is in an extremely warm or cold environment, the chemical reactions might not occur exactly when they were intended to. At warmer temperatures, chemical reaction rates speed up considerably, but not equally.
The visible result of this, when shooting in a hot environment above 28°C (82°F), is that black and white film photos will have drastically reduced contrast, while color film images will have an overall yellow, orange or pink color cast across the entire image.
How to avoid:
- Shoot your film at room temperature: 13-28°C (55-82°F)
- In warm climates, keep your film and camera as cool as possible, out of direct sunlight, or even in a cooler bag with some ice packs if it's really hot.
- Full article: Hot weather shooting tips
- Ensure correct storage of your film
- Full article: How to store Polaroid film