(“Love love love” by @ana.yes.yes. via Instagram, instax mini 8, white.)
Have you ever drooled over the captivating photos shared by your favourite lifestyle blogger? Or secretly coveted the photography skills of your artsy friend? You want to join in the fun, but you’re not quite sure you have what it takes to create instant photo magic. We’ve got some welcome news: With instax mini 8, even photography beginners can produce dazzling, blog-worthy images.
And while many of us have become accustomed to using our smartphone cameras to capture life’s moments, instant photography offers you a classic, timeless way to snap a one-of-a-kind shot and enjoy a tangible keepsake to collect and share with others.
(“Secret location we found,” by @life_is_sweeeeet via Instagram, instax mini 8, pink.)
Ready to get started?
Check out these 7 important tips on how to use your instax mini 8:
1. Power Up.
Before putting in the film, make sure you insert two AA alkaline batteries in order to operate your camera.
2. Load the Film.
Take your packet of film out of the package, and insert into the back of your camera, matching the yellow stripe on the film with the yellow stripe on the camera. Close the back cover. (Note: Light and heat can compromise your film. Keep it in a cool place out of direct sunlight.)
3. Turn It On.
Push the front button to pop out the lense and turn on the camera.
4. Find the Best Lighting.
The instax mini 8 automatically suggests the best brightness for taking a picture, and informs you of the suitable setting by lighting the corresponding lamp. Turn the brightness adjustment dial to the position of the appropriate icon.
(“You are cool no matter what,” by @zefzf via Instagram)
5. Find Your View.
Use the viewfinder to help see your subject.
6. Get Creative.
(instax prints, by @caliallstaring via Instagram)
7. Use High-Key Mode.
Experiment with this awesome feature by manually setting your instax camera to the high-key mode to take photos with a softer impression.
By using these tips, and taking time to play and practice, you’ll have a collection of photos that rival even the most popular bloggers. Grab your instax mini 8 and get ready to achieve your photography goals.