Old-fashioned analogue cameras bring us back to the "good ol' days". To have something tangible that captures a precious moment is a welcome change in this digital world we live in, at least for me.
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I flew over to Hong Kong two weeks ago and also made a quick stop in Huizhou (China) and Seoul (South Korea).
I decided to bring my LOMO'INSTANT Camera with me as a faithful companion during my travels.
As someone with little experience regarding instant cameras, I was quite excited to test the one in white from Lomography. The camera kit that I got from isda came with four different lenses (one built-in wide angle lens and additional fish-eye, portrait and close-up lens attachments) and also with colored filters. All you need additionally are batteries and a Fujifilm instax mini film.
The camera itself is pretty boxy in shape but coated in faux-leather, which is a nice feature that gives you the feeling of carrying around a tech-accessory rather than a whole camera kit.
Since the kit comes with an extensive and easily explained manual, it didn't took me that long to get started. But nevertheless, I needed a few attempts to make the settings work - and I still need a lot more practice...
Taking photos with an instant camera is definitely something you do consciously and this demands not only more time but also patience and maybe several attempts until you get your desired outcome - and when you finally get the shot you wanted, it will make your "here and now" even more valuable.
If you want to explore what kinds of Lomo'Instant cameras are out there, have a look here!