My dad gave me this Fuji Instax Mini 7 in 2004, and got me 3 packs as I remember those days. I was a high school student back then, and was about to learn analogue photography. On 2004 I don't know Lomography at all and in terms of instant photography all I know was Polaroid. So Polaroid = instant photography in my mind back then. But since I started to use Fuji Instax Mini 7, I began to love instant photography easily. Instax Love!
So here’s my tipster on instant photography tips especially using Fuji Instax Mini 7 since I used it and couldn’t afford a Polaroid camera.
1. Always use flash when indoors!
Damn! I think this one everybody knows it and it’s easy to do it! But some people are maybe puzzled because there’s two lights, the green and the red light on the camera. Green means go! and red means you should set the camera again before firing away! To clear those doubts before shooting (since you have only 10 shots per pack) you have to wait until the green light appears. Be patient and have fun!
2. Shoot closely with flash!
Using flash has a certain distance to get that crisp and nice instant result, so all I want to say is remember to shoot close but not too much so you can get a nice result. I sometimes make some mistakes shooting more than 1.5 meters. It’s still good, but it’s not good if you are group of people, you know what I mean. Relax and let the Instax camera capture your fun moments!
3. Shoot Portraits!
I just love shooting portraits with this camera! And the most fun part is after you shoot, the result will be there in just a few seconds. I love this part of instant photography! Portraits and instant photography is synonymous in my opinion.
4. Instax Love!
Do you just love it to see the people’s reaction after taking shots of them using Fuji Mini Instax? it’s priceless! It’s all smiles! Be merry and shoot your loved ones! Buy a lot of Fuji Instax mini film and shoot your loved ones! Why not? Spread the Instax Love!
See you again in another adi_totp’s simple quick tipsters!!