I got a Fujifilm Instax mini 8 for Christmas hooray! But much to the gift giver’s dismay, I haven’t been using it as much as I should. I got the chance today to take it for a spin. There’s a bit of a learning curve involved with exposure and such (reading the manual would have been a good idea…) so I’m still getting the hang of that, especially in outdoor settings.
If you’re thinking of getting an Instax, I would highly recommend it! It makes a great gift as well. It’s fun to have physical credit card-sized copies of photos to give to friends and family or to keep for yourself. You won’t get high quality pictures, but it’s more of a certain aesthetic that it’s going for: soft, dreamy, vintage-y. The world just looks nicer through an Instax.
Click here if you’re interested in the Instax Mini 8, but be aware that film doesn’t come with the camera and will need to be purchased separately!