"September Printed" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1000
“September Printed” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

Today I made nine prints using my Fujifilm Instax SP-1 printer, from the photos that I took during the month of September. I quickly scanned through the month’s 406 photos in Lightroom, cropping the photos to the proportion of Instax prints (approximately 62mm x 46mm), then saving them to Dropbox. Next I accessed them on my smartphone, connected to the Instax printer, and printed them using the Instax Share app,

I love how the instant film prints look. Although I also have a photo printer and enjoy making prints from that, the instant film has a special look and charm that can’t be replicated in other mediums. And I can’t wait for the new square Fujifilm Instax format to come out… it should be close to the original Polaroid look.

I think it’s a good thing to make prints, as it gives the images an extra dimension (literally) and seeing a picture that reflects light is a lot different than seeing a backlit image like on a cellphone or monitor. That physicality gives the image a real place in the world, and not just limited to a bunch of data stored on a hard drive or in the cloud.

Anyways, I hope you all make prints of your photos!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

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