About seven years ago now, I had a Fuji Instax 100, and enjoyed it.
The few packs of film I shot came out better than I had expected on the whole.
Nonetheless, the camera itself was a bulbous, bulky beast, giving me little pleasure in use, certainly compared my favourite non-instant cameras, both film and digital.
Plus, while I loved having film prints in a couple of minutes, I then didn’t really know what to do with them.
They’re currently sitting in a small shoebox in a drawer somewhere.
And to share them online, I would then have to digitise in some way, either a flat bed scanner or via a picture made with a digital camera.
Despite these downsides, I’ve again been drawn to an instant camera again lately.
The ones that appeal most are those that shoot Fuji Instax square film. Fuji’s own SQ1, or perhaps the SQ6.
I’ve also been intrigued by the Lomo Instant Square, which seems to offer far more creative control than the Fuji.
And the Fuji Instax monochrome film is very appealing, seeing as 90% or more of my photography is b/w these days.
I’ve also been looking at ways to display the prints. Etsy is awash with many lovely frame ideas and options, that may rescue prints for languishing in dusty drawers.
So I’m reaching out for some field reports. What are your experiences with instant photography? Which cameras have you used? What do you do with the photos afterwards? (How) Do you scan them to share them online?
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