What better place would there be to test my new Fujifilm instax mini 8 than the Tata Naka AW14 presentation. I knew the setting would be well-lit, as they tend to double up their shows as a live look book shoot, and there would be plenty of stills, and prints, which I was excited to see come up on the polaroid. The instax mini film is fool proof, one cartridge that easily pops into the back. It was satisfying to see the looks of glee from other fashion goers, when I snapped with my baby pink camera, with a simple push of button, a faint whir, and it was ready.
The first shot was overexposed and this is why you should read the instructions because it automatically determines 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 (mark) of the lit lamp. At the time I assumed that the resolution would be the kind of quality as a disposable, so overcompensated, putting to the highest setting which is the house symbol. The subtle flash fires for all the settings. Even with the over exposure, there were still some pretty details that were picked up. With a slight adjust watching the Polaroid develop was the fun part, no need to shake just lay flat. The Polaroids featured in this post are unedited so you can get an idea of the quality to expect. The lens is 60mm and picked up more within the frame of the viewfinder, than I expected. This purchase is purely for fun, I keep getting asked what are you going to do with it? I have already ordered a mini polaroid photo album to keep all the shots. My posts and shoots are going to get a lot more interesting.
*All photographs taken by me