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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 :)

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)

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…

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

24 comments

  1. kylesherman

    kylesherman

    Love these pics. Nice read man!

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  2. sobetion

    sobetion

    Wowwwww!!

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  3. lostlittlekid

    lostlittlekid

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  4. saidseni

    saidseni

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

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  5. lostlittlekid

    lostlittlekid

    Haha! Thanks for saying so :D @saidseni

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  6. tzeching

    tzeching

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

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  7. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    You're crazy dude! Love it.

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  8. kiri-girl

    kiri-girl

    absolutely love the googly eyes!!!

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  9. zrn

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

    roxanneross

    this is very funny :)))

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  11. fotothom

    fotothom

    really nice portraits!
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  12. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    soo great man :D

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  13. lupideeloop

    lupideeloop

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

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  14. lostlittlekid

    lostlittlekid

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  15. yokekei

    yokekei

    haha cool pictures

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  16. lostlittlekid

    lostlittlekid

    Thank you :) @yokekei

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  17. dionnecandice

    dionnecandice

    brilliant! awesome photos!! :D

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  18. lostlittlekid

    lostlittlekid

    Thank you thank you :D @dionnecandice

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  19. writer_girl

    writer_girl

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

    lostlittlekid

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

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  21. amedejulie

    amedejulie

    ahahaha, that is sooo nice !!

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  22. lostlittlekid

    lostlittlekid

    Thanks haha! @amedejulie

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  23. mont0417

    mont0417

    nice!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. snappysquirrel71

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