While there’s no denying the convenience and control of digital images, there’s nothing quite like the tactile charm of printed photographs. Get the best of both worlds with Fujiﬁlm’s latest range of Instax offerings.
Instax Share SP-3 Limited
Edition Package, $329 (includes Instax
Square Film, Picture Book and Film Box).
Instax SHARE SP-3
Let’s be real: checking out pictures on a screen can’t compare to the joy of ﬂipping through a scrapbook of photographs or glancing at a wall dotted with holiday snaps.
With the Instax SHARE SP-3, you can turn your digital photos into high quality analogue prints. All you have to do is ﬁre up the free Instax Share smartphone app, edit your chosen photos, then send it to print. The square format photo printer connects to your smartphone wirelessly, and can not only print photos from your phone’s camera roll but your snaps from Instagram and Facebook as well!
Instax SQUARE SQ10, $499.
Available in black and white.
Instax SQUARE SQ10
Fujiﬁlm struck gold with their Instax range of instant cameras, which offer a super fun combo of instant gratiﬁcation and nostalgia.
The new Instax SQUARE SQ10 brings the instant camera into the future, with a digital sensor and processing tech that improve the image quality of your snaps.
On top of 10 cool ﬁlter effects and superior low-light performance (read: brighter party shots!), it has special shooting modes like double exposure and bulb mode to ﬂ ex your creativity. But the highlight is without a doubt the vivid square format photo prints, which make it a house party must-have.
3 TIPS FOR BETTER SQUARE PHOTOS
The square format is part of a long tradition in photography, and thanks to the rise of Instagram, it’s more popular than ever. Here are three tips to bring out the best of your square shots.
1 Pick a single subject.
Square format images do not offer as much surrounding space to frame your subject as rectangular ones, so focusing on just one subject lets it make a bold statement.
2 Place the subject in the centre.
While generally discouraged for rectangular photographs, this is a very effective way to provide lots of visual impact to a square image – just be sure that the subject is interesting enough to grab your audience’s attention.
3 Include empty space.
Square format images give you less space to work with, so it may be tempting to cram as much as you can into the frame.However, allowing your subject to “breathe” by leaving space around it will make your shots look more sophisticated.