Monday, December 29, 2008


2008 has been another tumultuous year on the photographic front.

Some thoughts: -

The shock waves generated by the debut of video-enabled DSLRs are slowly reverberating but have yet to hit home. Nevertheless, the transition from film to digital will pale vis-a-vis the leap from still to motion pictures.

“Strobism” is in full steam and sticking a light off-camera is getting passe.

Slowly but surely sensor sizes are converging towards 135 format. In the not too distant future, the thought of using a sensor smaller than 36mm x 24mm (or paying the obscene amounts for the privilege of using one) would be a really bad joke.

On a more personal level, Polaroids are going the way of the dinosaur – thank goodness Fuji is still in the thick of it with their excellent Instax integral film.

With that, here's looking at an exciting (for better or worse) 2009. May we all lead a more en-lighten-ed year... =D

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Polaroid madness

Only... it isn't taken by the ubiquitous Polaroid, but, may we dare say, something better.

The Instax mini camera by Fujifilm was an instant (haha) hit at a recent lunch ROM reception. Combining the gratification of digital photography and the "feel" of film, the results are sharp and colours vibrant.

Guests intuitively pen their well-wishes on the credit-card sized photos and the newly wedded couple receives much more than a photographic record to relive that special moment of their lives.

For couples or anyone interested in the spontaneity of instant photography coverage, do give us a buzz!