Self Portraits - Fun with Instax Mini!


If you're like me and love taking self portraits, this article is for you! Read my tips after the jump!

The Jump??

I use the Fuji Instax Mini 7s for all my instant shots and, for all of us who own one knows, the flash cannot be turned off. This results in many overexposed shots, especially with close up shots.

To remedy this problem, try taping a piece of orange coloured sweet wrapper over the flash to tone it down. (You’ll also end up with a colour splashed image too!)

I’m orange!

For the ones of you out there that are camera shy, there’s a solution to that also. Just use masks! Monkey masks, rabbit masks, anything that covers your face really :)

Credits: lostlittlekid

I did a quick search around my house and found a pair of glasses, a bow, a rubber duck and got this…

Crazy? Genius? I’ll let you decide…

If you haven’t already you should definitely get your hands on the close up lens. It easily clips onto the front of your camera, allows you to shoot at distances of 40-60 cm and with the mirror attachment you can easily frame yourself as well! (I got the above image using this lens)

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You’ve set up your shot, taken the photo, that’s it right? Wrong. One word. Stickers.

Throwing things…

Over the last few years, I’ve taken many shots that were framed wrong due to the parallax error (yokekei wrote a great tipster about it here) and many that were just plan boring. Simply applying some stickers can totally change this!

Diving with the duck!

After the stickers I went looking for other things that I could stick to my shots and that’s when I stumbled on some googly eyes…

Credits: lostlittlekid

Right, that’s from me now, I’ve got to go hit people with my spatula(?!) See you next time and thanks for reading!

Beware the Spatula Boy!!!

written by lostlittlekid on 2012-12-06 in #gear #tipster #fuji-instax-mini-7 #select-type-of-tipster #self-portraits #props #stickers #instant-photography #instax-mini #select-what-this-tipster-is-about #mask #tipster #camera


  1. kylesherman
    kylesherman ·

    Love these pics. Nice read man!

  2. sobetion
    sobetion ·


  3. lostlittlekid
  4. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Aaaaawesome! Genius, I say! ;)))))

  5. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Haha! Thanks for saying so :D @saidseni

  6. tzeching
    tzeching ·

    wow great idea with the stickers! a new and fun way to spice up the pictures.. haha

  7. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    You're crazy dude! Love it.

  8. kiri-girl
    kiri-girl ·

    absolutely love the googly eyes!!!

  9. zrn
    zrn ·

    creative ideas! never thought i could add stuff on my instax film!

  10. roxanneross
    roxanneross ·

    this is very funny :)))

  11. fotothom
    fotothom ·

    really nice portraits!

  12. dreadlockboy
    dreadlockboy ·

    soo great man :D

  13. lupideeloop
    lupideeloop ·

    I love your funny ideas. Nice to see these good pics.

  14. lostlittlekid
  15. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    haha cool pictures

  16. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Thank you :) @yokekei

  17. dionnecandice
    dionnecandice ·

    brilliant! awesome photos!! :D

  18. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Thank you thank you :D @dionnecandice

  19. writer_girl
    writer_girl ·

    Fun fun fun!!! Great ideas! Thanks. **wanders off to look for close-up lens**

  20. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    **wanders off to look for close-up lens** - Good girl :D @writer_girl Thanks for reading too!

  21. amedejulie
    amedejulie ·

    ahahaha, that is sooo nice !!

  22. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Thanks haha! @amedejulie

  23. mont0417
    mont0417 ·


  24. snappysquirrel71
    snappysquirrel71 ·

    My new toy is a Fujifilm 50s and I love it. I'm obsessed. Like your photos..

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