Last year, I bought a new camera. It was the very popular Fujifilm Instax Mini 3. This Polaroid- ish camera is the kind that prints the photo, right after you take the shot. It’s risky and yes, they sometimes turn out horrible but I still love them wholeheartedly.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 3 was very popular at the time I bought it, it still is really. The camera is just ideal for traveling, parties or just a spontaneous shot. They are easy to use, do not have a lot of options, but still, when you hold the freshly printed photograph in your hand, it’s amazing. Here’s why. It is all about the risk. There is this chance that the photo will not turn out great. The photo can either be too dark or too light. Honestly, I’ve never shot an Instax which was technically perfect.
I always like to just embrace this. As I like to achieve certain things with my digital camera such as perfect ISO, adjusted shutter speed etc. , I completely let those expectations go with an Instax shot. This camera is made for memories, not for technical perfection. Life is not technical perfect and so aren’t those shots.
Last summer I made tons of Instax’s, as I like to call them, and every time I look back at them I get flashbacks of amazing memories created that summer.
Not too long ago, my father shared this amazing website of a company called ‘Teenage engineering’ with me. The sell synthesizers and stuff but also this Polaroid/Instax ish camera that looks like this:
It has a ring flash that provides soft, diffused light, and an autofocus system that makes it perfect for portraits. This is an analog camera truly made for the digital age.
I feel some crazy shopping urges coming up, sadly I’d have to save up first though. I just really wanted to share this amazing camera for those of you who may be interested!
In conclusion, I have only one thing to say. Polaroid camera’s are amazing. The risk, the memory, it is all part of the experience and the final result of holding an unique moment in your hands.
Thank you for reading!