I wrote about my new Instax Mini 9 camera back in February last year and if you missed the review here it is say-cheese-instant-photos-are-back.html
I mentioned then that I would like to try taking pictures in black and white. Well I had a go and I also purchased an album to keep all my photos in as I have quite a few now. It has taken me quite a while to get used to taking pictures with this camera as you do have to think about the surroundings and light conditions a little more. If you are an experienced photographer you will know this well and although this instant camera doesn't have a wide range of settings it is possible to get a good shot.
It has been fun experimenting with the monochrome film and some of the photos came out with a really old fashioned look as though they had been taken hundreds of years ago. I didn't always get it right but you do have to be careful when experimenting as the films are quite pricey as I mentioned in my first post. You are looking at £9.99 for ten shots of monochrome here so to be honest I have been a bit reluctant to use this camera so much recently but I can't resist it, especially at Christmas.
I did purchase a nice little album and my photos are looking really good in there. It is specially designed for the Instax mini prints and holds two prints side by side per page (64 pockets altogether). There is room at the bottom of your print to write a message or record a date which is helpful when looking back. I really love having a photo album again, we tend to just look back at photos on our phones and tablets now which is good but I am really enjoying being a bit nostalgic and turning the pages of an album.
I did purchase a case for the camera a while back too which is really handy to carry it around. You can leave the camera in the case to take photos but with mine I found it tended to cover the light meter a little so when it's low light I now tend to take the camera out of the case. I've gone back to the colour photos now for a while and it's time to record some new year moments.
I hope you have had a great new year. I will be back with a Verse for Thursday tomorrow but for now I will leave you with some links (affiliated) to Amazon for some Instax accessories.
Take care for now.
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.