If you want to capture the moment spontaneously, try the chic and fun instant cameras. Add the details of happiness by writing a date or a memo note on the photo. Some model even comes with a small selfie mirror next to the lens that allows you to check whether you are in the frame or not. Some model comes with an adjustable shooting mode based on the lighting conditions. You can take photos when it is sunny, gloomy, and even indoors. Even if you are a novice with no photography skills, you can use the instant camera easily. If you love to use instant film in photography, you will definitely enjoy the experience of using an instant camera. Depending on your lifestyle, the photo mood will be different. Let's take a look at a few tricks for the optimal usage of instant film.
An instant film is known for limiting the tones in your photos, which is a great way to shift the focus. It's one of the best things about shooting black and white. However, redscale film is a delicious alternative to old fashioned monochrome -- you get all the advantages of a limited palette but you also get that added pop of color.
● Tip #1: Mind the Exposure. Increased exposure = decreased intensity. Consider the exposure of your redscale film to be a "volume knob" of sorts. Want to crank up those reds? Then underexpose a little.
● Tip #2: Superimpose. Redscale loves doubles. It seems nearly impossible to overexpose most redscale films, and because of this, there is enormous exposure latitude when shooting doubles. Try to keep each exposure in the frame at a similar ISO, however, or you may not be able to see both images as well as you would like.
● Tip #3: Beware the blue lines. As you likely have noticed on several of these photos, the blue lines have a variable presence on many redscale films. I've heard several explanations for this, but the one that I think is correct is that the back side of the film is much more fragile, and is therefore scratched easily when it's facing the front of the camera. If you consider this a "feature," then feel free to ignore this tip and embrace the random blue lines. If you don't like it, then consider padding the edges of your film mask with something like soft tape to avoid some of the scratches.
Long exposure is among the more popular techniques used to capture light, and it can be done so easily and beautifully to capture the illusion of night. The flash is a good tool to capture the details of the image, but sometimes the image becomes too bright. If you’d like to shoot with a bulb you need to use the cable release to hold the shutter down for 10 seconds without using the flash. Since you need to hold it for quite some time, it is best to bring a tripod and place it on a flat stable surface. If you need to take the photo indoors with no surrounding lights, using a flash is a good option. Moreover, most cameras today come with auto flash mode, so you don't have to worry about dark image anymore.