Met up with Kitten on a beach without really thinking of what the area would have for lighting at night. It turned out to be pitch black and pretty damn creepy. Luckily we didn’t run into anything and I had my flash. In really dark spots like this, it helps to have a flash light so your camera can focus a lot easier. Using an off camera speedlite is still a bit foreign to me if the light is heading straight for the subject. It took a while to find a groove with the flash and where to set it, I’m really trying to focus on speeding up how long this adjustment period takes. Due to the sketchy feels and pitch black scenes, I liked the hard shadows coming across everything.
I’ve seriously had my eye on one of the printers for a while, I was very tempted to grab the SP-1 at the huge price drop right before this printer was announced. I managed to use my friend’s SP-2 during my recent trip to the Bay Area and was convinced that I’d pick one up as soon as it got a bit cheaper. The day arrived much sooner than expected when I found it for $50 off. This printer uses the same battery as the Instax Mini 90S, which has been generally long lasting . The printing quality has increased, images are sharper and the colors look better than the SP-1. I can’t see a huge need to upgrade unless you really like burning through these prints, but it’s worth the few extra bucks if you’re thinking about grabbing one of the printers.
The setup was pretty basic. I didn’t bother reading the instruction manual before I started and managed to do the basic prints without any trouble. The images may be cropped so be sure go through the editing in the Instax app. There are some extra bells and whistles for making a collage or other things, but I prefer to just stick with a single image, the mini film feels too small to handle a mix of images. Well, my opinion may be biased due to bad eyesight.
Neet is a small convention that happened on Friday Oct 21 at the Japanese Cultural center. I wasn’t really aware it existed until recently when a fellow photographer asked if I planned to attend. Luckily I was able to make it out and stay for a majority of the time. The con lasted from 5-10pm and admission was $5, at that price range it doesn’t exactly feel like it needs to live up to any expectations. So I personally had a pretty positive experience there. more “Neet Honolulu 2016”
Been hearing some real good things about this new camera and the Fujinon 23mm F2. more “Fuji XT-2 and 23mm F2”
@Geexao is a cosplayer that I had missed at the last convention. more “Flower Dress for Gee”