polaroid cameras

The Resurgence of Film Cameras

So many photography trends have come and gone within the different generations. We used to take our film cameras to a shop to get printed, and we used to have to wait a day or two to then pick them up and see how well they developed.

These days we live in an Instagram world. Everything is on an app; we can add filters and effects, and a lot of the time, they’re made to look like film developed photographs.

Now, a younger generation has bridged the gap between digital and film. With the help of instant cameras such as; Polaroid, Fujifilm, and Lomography. So many photos that we all take these days, to many of them end up in our hands as physical photographs. But with instant cameras, we now have tangible, physical evidence of a memory.

Even though these cameras never entirely disappeared from the market, they’ve evolved to allow space for the digital age. Most have mirrors on the front of their design for taking selfies; they can now be easily connected to mobile apps for easy editing and having both a digital and physical copy of the photograph.

There are many different types of instant cameras now available at various price points and in a whole manner of colours and sizes. We have a range of Fujifilm and Polaroid instant cameras available in our shop that you can browse through here.
We also stock several instant films, so you can get to snapping those photos right away!

 

New Year, New Camera!

New Year, New Camera!

Whether you’ve had a new camera for Christmas or have treated yourself to the camera you’ve always wanted, you might think you’re all set to go out and about and take your new camera out for a spin. But have you gotten the right accessories to get the best out of your new camera?

Let’s take a look at some of the camera accessory must-haves!

Lenses

If you have a DSLR camera, you will need to look at the different lenses your camera can have to capture the perfect photographs. If you’re looking to use your camera for candid family photos, holidays and general documenting, the lens your DSLR camera came with should suffice. Known best for their ability to capture the finest of details up-close to subjects such as flowers, plants, insects and animals, or even product photography, a macro lens is excellent to have in your camera bag.

We have a range of macro lenses for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, and Fujifilm, all ranging in focal lengths. Macro lenses can be slightly pricey if you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR. A great alternative to this is the Sigma macro lenses that have a Nikon F mount or a Canon EF mount, for example, the Sigma Macro 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens.

You could also have the perfect balance between zoom and close up photographs with a telephoto lens. Telephoto lenses have a range of focal lengths from a typical 70mm -200mm to a super-telephoto lens with focal lengths longer than 300mm. If you’re taking photos from a fair distance to your subject, this is the perfect lens to consider having due to its range of f-stops and shutter speeds.

Batteries

If you’re a seasoned photographer, you know how long your batteries can last; however, to be on the safe side, you can never have enough batteries! For extended excursions, day trips, and holidays, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Instead of missing out on memories, make sure to take enough fully-charged batteries with you.
Make sure to keep your batteries warm in colder months as the cold weather can shorten the battery life (even when not in use).

Memory SD Cards

The worst thing that can happen, other than losing battery, is using up all the memory on your cameras memory card and not having another to hand. Always make sure to have spares!
Shooting in RAW can take up more memory than standard photographs, so bear that in mind when deciding on the size of your SD cards.

If you would like any help with picking the right lens for your DSLR camera to suit your needs, you can pop into one of our branches, and our team would love to help you find the perfect match. You can also contact us via our enquiry form, or over the phone.