Whatever happened when we woke up this morning, we knew we were going out. We didn’t know where, didn’t know the weather, but we ended up in Ogmore Castle and the village of Merthyr Mawr in the showers and mist of the day! And what a great adventure we had!
As well as having a great time with the family, I wanted to try the new Fujifilm Instax SQ6 camera that I have recently purchased. There were still four unused frames in the camera, plus I had an extra pack with the camera when I bought it. After the failings of my previous SQ6, I wanted to be sure that replacing the film was ok and that everything worked fine. Thankfully it did!
One of the hard things to get right with film cameras is the exposure. The first four photos (taken inside the castle ruins) were taken on the last of the expired film, which had also been exposed to an open back compartment of the camera. The rest of the images were taken on just out of date film. One thing I realise after my initial test shots in good weather the day I had the camera, along with the images with the flash that were taken in the car on a little snack break we had, this film needs good light. Also, when at a distance I need to suppress the flash.
As I mentioned above, these are photographs of photographs, so have lost a little of their look. I will start to scan images very soon for a better and more accurate look.
I also used my Huawei P30 Pro phone to capture some images. Here are a selection of them from the day. These were cropped and edited in Photoscape X Pro.
I’m really starting to enjoy, and prefer square cropped images for general use. In camera on my Fujifilm X-T3 I have the viewfinder and images set to square (shooting in raw and jpeg so I have the full ratio for printing). I absolutely love the love and crop of the Fujifilm Instax SQ6 and it’s easy enough to crop the phone images.
I hope you have enjoyed todays selection of images? If you have, please like, comment and subscribe for more images and articles. Thank you. Mark.