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Fujifilm Instant Cameras

Thinking of having one of these quirky instant camera but don’t know what to pick? Check out the full list with pros and cons!

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What is an instant camera?

An instant camera employs self-developing film to print your pictures right away. They’re classy, fun to use, kid-friendly, and best travel buddy.

How does an instant camera work?

To start taking instant snaps, you need to have your camera loaded with instant film. The emulsion of Instax film is more stable and accurate than the emulsion of Impossible film. Pictures taken on Impossible film need to be protected from light to ensure the best processing.

What you should know about instant cameras?

Using an instant camera isn’t always fun. In this generation of profuse social media popularity, people like taking photos and sharing them online right away. Even the highest quality instant cameras don’t allow you to do that. For Polaroid cameras, the whole idea is to share photos with friends physically rather than through a screen.

Another drawback of an instant film camera is that it generally doesn’t give you full control over exposure and focus.

Now, let’s take a sneek peek at the best instant cameras.

1. Fujifilm Instax Mini9

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Pros
  • Wide range of new colors
  • Built-in selfie mirror
  • Included close-up lens
  • Easy to use for photographers of any age
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Framing not ideal compared to Instax SQ10
  • Limited shooting range

Best for: kids, selfies, and taking funny shots at parties, weddings, and other events

Key specifications
  • Power supply: Two AA 1.5V batteries
  • Print size: 62 x 46mm
  • Lens: Fujinon 60mm, f/12.7
  • Optical 0.37x Real Image viewfinder
  • Dimensions: 116 x 118.3 x 68.2mm
  • Weight: 307g (without batteries, strap, and film)
  • Effective flash range: 0.6–2.7 m
  • Auto power off time: 5 minutes
  • Includes: 2 AA batteries, wrist strap, detachable close-up lens


2. Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic

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Pros
  • Beautiful retro design
  • Compact
  • Consistent performance
  • Multiple shooting modes
  • Long lasting battery
Cons
  • Small viewfinder
  • Lack of handgrip

Best for: family photos, travel and holiday snaps, artistic shots, photojournalism

Key specifications
  • Print size: 62 x 46mm
  • Charge capacity: 10 film packs
  • Power supply: NP–45A lithium-ion battery
  • Lens: Move in/out type lens, 2 components, 2 elements, 60mm, f/12.7
  • Tripod mount thread size: 1/4″-20, female
  • Dimensions: 91.9 x 113.4 x 57.2mm
  • Weight: 296g (without battery, strap, and film)
  • Included: Fujifilm leather shoulder strap, NP-45A rechargeable battery, BC-45C battery charger

3. Fujifilm Instax SQ10

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Pros
  • New square print shape, like mini Polaroids
  • Digital capture for printing only the images you want
  • Digital zoom for cropping up to 2.4x with no loss in print quality
  • 10 filters, vignette and brightness effects
Cons
  • Costs twice as much as Instax Mini
  • Over-exposed prints despite okay JPEGs
  • No export of images
  • Images are low-resolution
  • No exposure control and virtually no feedback
  • Not stable compatibility when printing shots from other cameras stored on card

Best for: Those who can’t stop creating artistic images; the SQ10 gives you more control over editing and printing shots

Key specifications
  • 1/5″ CMOS sensor, 1920 x 1920 resolution
  • Picture size: 62 x 62mm
  • Lens: fixed 33.4mm, f/2.4 (35mm equivalent)
  • Dimensions: 119 x 47 x 127mm
  • Weight: 450g (includes film pack and battery)
  • 2.7″ 230k-dot LCD monitor
  • Built-in flash and selfie mirror
  • Instax Square instant film
  • Single microSD card slot
  • Printing capacity: Approximately 160 prints per charge

4. Fujifilm Instax SQ6

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Pros
  • Square-format prints are a handy size
  • More control than an average instant camera
  • Easy to use
  • Great build quality
  • Good at shooting in low light
Cons
  • Blown highlights common
  • Unpredictable exposures
  • Non-rechargeable batteries
  • Fewer manual controls
  • Pricey film

Best for: Beginners, as the SQ6 is a good starting point at its price

Key specifications
  • Picture size: 62 x 62mm
  • Lens: 65.75mm, f/12.6
  • Dimensions: 118.7 x 128.1 x 58.1mm (not including protrusions)
  • Weight: 393g (without battery, strap, and film)
  • Shooting modes: Auto, landscape, macro, selfie, double exposure, lighten, darken
  • Viewfinder: 0.4x optical
  • Battery life: Around 30 square film packs (2 x CR2 batteries)

5. Fujifilm Instax SQ20

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Pros
  • Internal memory
  • Expandable storage
  • Ability to edit files before you print
  • A heck of a lot of fun
  • Ergonomic
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Poor quality screen
  • Image quality could be better
  • Shutter button placement
  • Better alternatives are available from Fujifilm

Best for: Those who like adding creative effects and using the SQ20 filters, vloggers, as it has the ability to capture 15-second video clips from which you can grab snaps

Key specifications
  • 1/5″ CMOS sensor, 1920 x 1920 resolution
  • Picture size: 62 x 62mm
  • Lens: Fixed 33.4mm, f/2.4 lens (35mm equivalent)
  • 2.7″ 230k-dot LCD monitor
  • Dimensions: 119 x 50 x 127mm
  • Built-in flash and selfie mirror
  • Instax Square film
  • Single microSD card slot
  • Power supply: Lithium-ion battery (built-in, not removable)
  • Shooting modes: Standard, double exposure, bulb mode, split, collage, time shift collage

6. Fujjifilm Instax WIDE300

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Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Uses the largest Instax format
  • Affordable
  • Positive and negative exposure compensation modes
  • Motor-driven focus
  • Close-up lens included
  • Exposure compensation
  • Tripod socket
Cons
  • Bulky body
  • Impractical, small viewfinder
  • Difficult to frame close-ups
  • No way to disable flash

Best for: Capturing memories at parties and other fun events, taking selfies with the close-up lens, low-light shooting.

Key specifications
  • Film type: Fujifilm Instax WIDE film
  • Picture size: 99 x 62mm
  • Lens: 95mm f/14
  • Minimum shooting distance: 40cm
  • Exposure modes: Dark, normal, light
  • Flash: Built-in
  • Viewfinder: Optical
  • Power supply: Four AA 1.5V batteries (last for 10 film packs)
  • Dimensions: 167.8 x 94.7 x 120.9mm (not including protrusions)
  • Weight: 612g (without battery, strap, film, and close-up lens)

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Food

Ways To Improve Your Food Photography

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By time food photography is not only a hobby but a real career now. With the rapid increase in the world full of social media enthusiasts, food blogging is officially a thing from a very long time. But what’s the use if you’re having a delicious and tempting meal but the photographs fail to present so. There are many techniques, tools and planning which go on to present a perfect tempting and presentable picture. Let’s have a look!

PLAN YOUR SHOTS

A little brainstorming is never a bad idea. First, ask yourself what you’re going for? And how do you want the viewer to feel after looking at the image? Do you want them to be hungry? Do you want them to have a closer look at the recipe after viewing the image? Angles are a key and important factor while clicking a photograph. What kind of props, platters and surfaces you are going to use etc. Sometimes, the final shot may be completely different from what you planned. Additionally, the whole idea of planning your shot is to have some kind of idea of how you are going to capture your subject.

Food photography

 

Food photography

FOCUS ON THE ELEMENTS

Vibrant colours or a pattern in the food helps the image to stand out very well. Use these elements as an opportunity always. You must’ve noticed not all images on twitter, Instagram is taken from progressional cameras some are just shot by iPhone or any other High-end mobile phone. It is the elements which stand out and make the picture a better looking one too.

Food photography

 

Food photography
It can even be done with a small cup of tea if just basic cookies. This just requires a bit of thought and creativity. If you can find something about the food that makes it exciting, it is almost difficult to take a bad shot. All you have to do is, make your work exciting and get a little deep into the world of food photography.

END RESULTS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE KEY

Whenever you cook, know that there is a whole process involved in order to get a good picture. A process where a bunch of raw ingredients are transformed into a beautiful and delicious dish. Sometimes, the best food photos are the ones that show ingredients in the process. Imagine, looking at the juicy and crunchy vegetables which are to be added. Also, looking at raw choco chips are surely a delight. Moreover, try to think about the process which goes into creating the delicious dishes which you prefer eating.

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Related- top 7 genres of photography you could pursue.

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Art

Top 5 Editing Applications To Amp Up Your Game

Photos are successful and an effective way to catch someone’s eye – you know what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Instagram and other social media platforms are more popular than ever and editing your pictures to perfection has become a necessity to make your profile stand out. Here we have five of the best photo editing apps we’ve found to help boost your Instagram feed.

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1. Google Snapseed

Snapseed is available for free on both iOS and Android. It offers an efficient and polished level of photo editing with an intuitive interface that’s simple to use but doesn’t compromise on functionality.

It features dozens of tools that are extremely handy: Modify and edit your images, with all the standard adjustable settings from brightness to highlights. Snapseed also has advanced brush tools to precisely adjust specific areas of your photographs. Snapseed can do it.

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2. VSCO

One thing that’s really popular right now amongst the bloggers is creating a look and add a feel to their Instagram feed and the filters available on VSCO helps you create that theme.

It offers a brilliant built-in camera with advanced controls, allowing you to capture the perfect shot, edit and save, all without leaving the app. Filters are also a huge feature for VSCO, with the option to buy filter packs each with their own distinctive styles and tones, very popular amongst users of the app.

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3. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe’s suite of photography software has cemented itself over time as one of the best on the market and is a staple for many professional photographers. 

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4. Prisma

Prisma turns your simple looking photos into awesome art works through the use of filters. However, these are not your average Lo-fi and Valencia—esque filters. These ‘Art Filters’ come preloaded with Prisma, that will mimic the artistry of painters such as Van Gogh and Picasso or even the famous compositions of Mondrian.

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5. Afterlight

The only paid app on the list, Afterlight definitely deserves its keep. The quality and simplicity of the app make it fun to use and the functionality is also second to none. Afterlight comes built-in with all the standard editing tools you’d expect from a high caliber app.

You need to capture attention.
This is extremely difficult to do. Especially in the age of social media when attention spans are shrinking to just eight seconds.
So here we have 5 best apps which can amp up your game.
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