Mermaid Instax!


I am so in love with my Instax camera because it not only spits out my photos on tiny credit card sized prints in an instant but also it is a good swimmer...

I love floating in the water as well as taking Instax photos and gladly I can do both!.

What I did was I got one of those large rubber (or PVC? not sure) underwater bags that sailors use to keep their maps or their belongings in when out at sea (readily available from my local army supplies store). The PVC bag came with a clear front and it has a ziplock and a velcro to keep the stuff inside dry.

Tips while shooting:

  1. Remember to keep some air inside the bag so that the Instax film will have the space when it comes out after taking a shot.
  2. You can shoot at different times of the day to get different tones on the film. I personally like shooting in the evening after the sun sets or on rainy days as the photos comes out with that dark painting look .
  3. The flash is not as strong underwater, so shoot nearer to your subject if you’re shooting at night!

And lastly don’t get caught by the security guards for swimming with your clothes on at night!

I also have some day shots in my home :)

written by sumlom on 2009-03-12 in #gear #tipster #instax #swimming #underwater #tipster #pool


  1. dogma
    dogma ·


  2. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Wor! Congrats! Well done.

  3. larslau
    larslau ·

    Love them!

  4. graefin
    graefin ·

    I know these bags and I never thought of taking my instax with me to the pool!

  5. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    good idea !

  6. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·


  7. kylewis
    kylewis ·


  8. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    i love shot 6

  9. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Yeah -I agree with oldskool_rider! # 6 is a beautiful capture

  10. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    All really great shots. It's always nice when an idea like that pays off.

  11. stouf
    stouf ·

    Rhooo this is awesome !!! And your so patient, because I guess you have to retrieve the shot after it came out... Or can you leave it in the PVC bag ? Shot 6 is perfect !

  12. ukaaa
    ukaaa ·

    Nice! Photo 6 is great!

  13. kirri-joy
    kirri-joy ·

    haha cool as.

  14. ymmij
    ymmij ·

    nice. well done. :D

  15. cyanwater
    cyanwater ·

    Beautiful! I prefer the mermaid to merman! hehe

  16. sumlom
    sumlom ·

    thanks y'all :)

    yup stouf that irritating thing about it is you have to climb out of the pool after every shot to retrieve the shot. lost alot of weight doing that. lol.

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