Point, Shoot and Print! sounds easy right? The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is ready to take photos the moment you take it out of the box, (provided you already loaded the film and batteries), but pointing and shooting doesn’t always mean great photos so a little bit of basic know how knowledge will help you making memorable pictures in no time.
The Instax mini 9 might be ready to go right off the box but we are not. We’ve been so used to the digital age with our smartphones and digital camera that we forget how hard it actually is to take a great photo in one click. We’ve been so used to taking a hundred photos at a time that we forget what the value of one photograph is and the Instax Mini 9 is a humbling experience, much so considering how much its film cost.
Trial and error won’t work with the Instax mini 9 as the camera requires a couple of seconds before it can fire a shot again and you might inadvertently miss a fleeting moment while the camera is instantly printing your photo so knowing the camera’s limitations will help you become a instax photographer.
So before we go to the field and start taking pictures we must dive a bit in theory of photography ,some basic rules and learn how it applies with our Instax.
Lesson 1: Lesson 1: Instant Camera theory 101
Lesson 2: Lesson 2: Know the Instax mini 9
Lesson 3: Lesson 3: Composition and Framing
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