Have your parents ever bragged to you about the retro photos that they took back in the day, that were developed right in front their eyes, within a minute? Since previous trends are constantly resurfacing, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 is the perfect new-age version of your parents’ past.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 (Instax Mini) cameras are available in many different colours, ranging from pastel blue; yellow; pink; white; black; and many more. This ensures that there is a colour suitable for all personality types. You can thus use the product to express yourself and your personality, fashion style, and creativity. So, what colour do you pick?
We opted for the grape-purple Instax Mini as we love its matte-finish and oh-so retro look. And you never have to worry about load shedding, as the Instax Mini operates with AA batteries, which are available almost everywhere! Most importantly, it is extremely fun and exciting seeing your photo being developed right in front of you – and the quality is amazing! To be more unique, you can even add a special frame that only Instax Mini offers.
Overexposure? Never a problem!
You do not have to be a professional photographer to operate this Instax camera, as the Instax Mini offers four light exposure settings. When the camera is switched on, the suitable light exposure setting will illuminate, making it easy to take the perfect photo. Just to straighten it up a little bit, we will list them for you:
Indoors and night (perfect for those romantic evenings in front of the fireplace)
- Cloudy and shade (in the hopes that it will eventually snow in Cape Town)
- Sunny and slightly cloudy (because what is better than a picnic when it is not too hot?)
Sunny and bright (for those beach days – because we all love those days tanning in the sun!)
If you want your photos to be slightly faded (to add to the retro-look), then the additional high-key setting is your best friend. This is the perfect setting to recreate the photos from the retro-era; bringing the past back to life!
As easy as 1, 2, 3 – it is shutter proof!
The Instax Mini is extremely easy to operate. As seen above, you firstly have to push a button, which will pop the lens toward you, switching the camera on. Secondly, the suitable light exposure setting is illuminated. Thirdly, you can finally just aim and shoot.
The shutter is constantly on, regardless of the external environment. This ensures that all of your photos appear in high-definition. You can play around with the flash by covering it up, in order to create a shadowed effect.
You do not need to be an artist to be artsy.
How naked is your wall? Because all of your photos can be used to create a decorative retro outfit for it. This is a great way to reminisce about past memories and to be excited for the ones still to come.
So here is our suggestion to you: dance in the rain. Take a ride on the midnight train. Ride that rollercoaster. Cut your hair. Eat that cake. Attend that festival. Watch the sunrise at the beach. And speak up for what you believe in. Because we believe in you.
Always remember to capture those moments, because those will add to that retro outfit on your wall.