Hi folks, just thought I'd throw up a cheeky post on my latest photographic endeavour. Over the Christmas period I obtained my very own little polaroid camera. Something I had been thinking of getting for a long time, I now have my very own to play about with. Since I was going away for a trip abroad in mid January I felt it would be great to take away with me, documenting my journey.
I like to experiment with photography and always look for new a different ways of capturing places I go and people I see. Normally one who loves and lives in Photoshop, and could edit photos for decades to get them looking just how I want, I felt I would be a healthy move to step back from this digital orientated world we live in and go original and use a method of photography that rebels against the easy and access to digitally manipulating the image taken.
With my Instax Mini90, I only get one chance to get the right image, with the right settings checked and limited to only 10 shots per pack. It makes you very carful with what you photograph and how you do it. The days of whipping out my iPod or point & click with a tone of memory space are gone. It's now 10 shots, the right moment and tough decision making.
But to be honest, I think that makes it all the more fun. It's nice to get your photograph straight away, wether it looks wonderful or its a dud. You have a nice little memento to keep or something to learn your mistakes from (like forgetting to take the flash off before photographing something reflective... Idiot!)
It's super easy to use. With options for photographing objects or scenes landscape or portrait and even a reflective button to use as a mirror for selfie taking it really has it all. I've also heard that double exposure techniques can be used with the Mini90 (I've yet to investigate this.... I shall report back).
Overall, I'd definitely say it is worth the purchase, take a break from the editing and Instagram'n and filtering of your images and just capture real moments with one click and one shot..... well 10, but every shot counts!
See below for some images I took on NYE...