FILM DIARIES 001—Fujifilm Quicksnap Flash 400

Film has been making a comeback and has been a medium I’ve been wanting to try my hand at. The last time I “shot film” was a basic point & shoot in 4th grade, shoving the camera in my friends’ faces during recess. I’d love to eventually take on the challenge of an SLR, but I figured a disposable point & shoot would tide me over in the meantime.

I picked up a 2-pack of the Fujifilm Quicksnap Flash 400 Disposable (loaded w/ Superia X-TRA 400 film) on Amazon. This is a great camera because it’s super compact, fairly inexpensive, and you have 27 exposures. There is also an option to turn the flash on and off which I liked. The only downside I found is that it’s so compact that it might be awkward to hold if you’re not a tiny human with tiny hands like I am haha. I still ended up getting my finger in one of the shots anyways.

I’m definitely more of a product shot gal but it was fun doing something different!

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After this first run, I’m excited to shoot with this camera again. I’m so used to snapping a burst of photos until I get the right one but shooting without knowing immediately what the end result will be is a whole other ball game. Some quick lessons I learned: when in doubt, turn on the flash indoors (duh) and take more time to set up the shot (re: crooked horizons). This year, my goal is to try new things but also slow down and be more deliberate about the shots I take.