Everyone is already familiar with FUJIFILM’s cool Instax instant cameras. Today we will introduce you to the photo card formats that they can make, and also tell you what each of them is suitable for.
There are three film formats for Instax devices: mini, wide and square.
The Mini format is designed for mini series cameras: the recently released Instax mini 11, Instax mini LiPlay, Instax mini Link, Instax mini 9 and Mini 9 Clear, Instax mini 9, Instax mini 70 and Instax mini 90. Card format – vertical, size – 62×46 mm.
Mini is good for lovers of compositions with one object. The vertical position of the frame focuses the viewer’s attention on the object itself, without delaying attention on the surrounding environment. Also, mini film is perfect if:
- it’s a laconic portrait;
- it is necessary to make a “live” photo of a person in full growth;
- you need to capture an object in the frame that moves up or down, approaches or moves away from the frame – the vertical location of the photo will add dynamism to the picture;
- the subject is stretched vertically, for example, a skyscraper;
- I want to focus on a part of some relatively large object;
- I like the story format.
Another plus of cards in mini format is a huge variety of films: classic with white and colored frames, with comics, with a frame with colored polka dots and others.
Square is designed for SQ series cameras: Instax SQ20, Instax SQ6 and Instax SHARE SP-3 printer. Card format – square, size – 62×62 mm.
For a user, square is ideal if:
- you want the viewer to catch all the details of the frame in the same way – in a square frame, the viewer spends his eyes in a circle;
- I want to beautifully arrange geometric shapes, because in a square it turns out organically;
- balance is close – a square gives a natural feeling of balance, in contrast to a vertical frame;
- I like the format of Instagram pictures, and selfies look more familiar in a square.
Instax square film is available with frames in the classic colors white and black.
The Wide film is designed for the Instax wide 300 camera. The card format is horizontal, the size is 62×99 mm. Wide is suitable for those who love freedom, space and a lot of “air” in photographs, and also if:
- you want to shoot a wide object in full size;
- chose a composition, the hero of which looks to the side – this will help to “follow” the gaze;
- it is necessary to show movement in a horizontal plane – in this case it is better to leave space in front of the object, and not behind it;
- the photo has a breathtaking landscape that you want to reflect to the maximum;
- shoot a party for a hundred guests;
- I like to use the principle of “golden section” on my photographs.
Films for color and black-and-white printing are produced in this format. Both views with a classic white frame.
Improvise, photograph and create in all formats with Instax!