Fujifilm Square SQ10 Unboxing/ Review/ Samples!

Fuji’s latest instant film camera, the Square SQ10, gets unboxed and road tested in a shoot with model Alina Lee aka Thumbelina in a pool and a jail. We show how the hybrid digital/ analogue camera works, see sample images, showcase the unique features of the camera, go over the pros and cons of the camera, and do our best to answer all your burning questions about the Fujifilm SQ10!

New Monochrome Instax w/ Alina, Devi + Mia

I’ve put together a little formula for how I’ve conducted my recent shoots, which is: some video, which takes a while to compile/ edit/ do fx + sound for etc., and then some instant film shots, which are already done the moment they come out of the camera.  This seems to satisfy the need for immediate results while giving me something to work on for the next couple months.

It’s fascinating how sometimes the work that gets the best response is the stuff that’s simplest or easiest or quickest to create like this.  These were shot with the Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome Film, my new go-t0 creative tool for stills!

On my youtube channel I have a couple video tutorial/ reviews of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera

…and the new monochrome film I use to make these!

What’s in my camera bag

A short video detailing my go-to gear in my backpack!  Made with the incredible Adobe Voice app on my iPad.  If you enjoy any of this work I encourage you to like it and share it!  For more photoworks goodness peruse my Etsy shop, follow on tumblr and twitter and instagram, and rummage around on my full site.

Fuji Neo Classic Instax Mini + the design of a Camera

One of my new toys is a Fuji Instax Mini camera.  It’s the Neo Classic, designed in a similar casing as my X-E1, retro with silver trim.  The other Instax series cameras are rounded and kind of goofy in appearance.  It’s important to me to take my camera seriously, which sounds somewhat shallow, but it’s the truth;  with a good looking camera I strive to make pictures worthy of the device.  I couldn’t ever take my lomo cameras, and the photography I did with them, seriously because they looked like/ felt like plastic junk.

The Neo Classic has a cool feature that allows background brightness (“L+”) and also includes Bulb and Double Exposure settings, justifying the $100 markup vs. other instax mini cameras.  Image

Instax Mini are 1/2 Polaroid size and that makes them easy for someone like me who is used to composing in a long rectangle aspect ration.  There’s no “hide it from the light for 30 minutes” like the overpriced Impossible Project films, and of course instant film is a lot of fun for the kids.

With upcoming trips throughout Spring and Summer, I had a strong desire to shoot hundreds of these little babies and get instant memorabilia to either give away or assemble collage style or do mixed media on immediately.  The Neo Classic is as stylish and creative a photographic tool as you’re likely to find.

Fujinon 35mm 1.4 Lens Road Test

DSCF0065 DSCF0063 DSCF0061A new lens came in the mail, the Fujinon 50mm 1.4.  I got it by trading in my beat-up Nikon D700, a full frame camera that I’d had for over 4 years and was holding on to because, well, “I could use a backup camera” and “it’s a full frame and my new one isn’t” and other excuses  But truth be told modern technology is only modern within a 3 year span, and whatever you replace