Before getting the photo and video called Morning Fruit, of the pears I posted on my blog, I spent a good part of the morning experimenting with the idea of taking a video of an instant photo developing.
I’m still not really good at knowing the right lighting and how to frame a photo in the lens finder of my Instax camera. I can rarely remember what I do from one photo to the next which doesn’t help. But after some time trying I do usually get a picture I like.
This time it was different because I was also taking time-lapse videos of the photos developing too.
With each video, I learned how to hold my hand more steady so the camera shook less. I also figured out the time difference between actually filming the video and how long the video would be. (Fifteen seconds of filming is about a second of video.)
After doing this eight times, I felt like I knew what I needed to know in terms of taking the video, so I stopped. I knew I didn’t have the photo I wanted and wasn’t sure what it was, but that at some point during the day I would find it.
I had a good feeling when I snapped the picture of the pears on the table. Jon was taking photos of them too and knows more about lighting than I do, so I thought at least that part of it would work.
But I was really delighted as I watched the picture develope on the screen of my iPhone. It was so much better than I imagined it from composition to lighting to the feeling of it.
I spent most of the morning getting the photo and video of the pears and it was worth every moment.
This was the first video I took, this morning, of the instant film developing. It’s much more shakey and not long enough. I also learned not to have any of the cats around to rub up against my hand and ruin the whole video.
2 thoughts on “A Morning Of Instax Pictures and Videos”
Maria I just love these insta photos, soothing and interesting and calming all at the same time, great job
I love to hear the Susie Thanks!