You don’t need an instant film camera to shoot instant film photos: Flickr user Angex Lin shot the above photograph using an old-school Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera loaded with Fujifilm Instax Mini instant film.
Here’s his step-by-step guide on how you can do the same thing:
- Open the film outer package
- In the dark place, gently push to black protective plastic out
- Gently push the first film out. Remember the side towards you (the black side, or the back side of the film) is the light sensitive side for exposure.
- Put the film into your camera film chamber, with the exposure side facing the lens.
- Close the film chamber, now ready to shoot! The ISO speed of instax mini is 800.
- After taking your photo, go back into dark place. Take the film out. Use a roller to squeeze the developer chemicals out and roll over the entire film area. Always squeeze away from the developer side (the thicker side)
- Now you can turn on the light wait for the image to appear!
Image credit: Photograph by Angex Lin and used with permission