A few weeks ago I picked up a FUJIFILM Instax Wide 300 instant camera from Photojojo. I have a few vintage Polaroid cameras and love playing around with them, but oftentimes would get inconsistent results. So I thought I’d give a newer version of an instant-print camera a try.

Soon after, I traveled to Hawaii and I decided to take the camera along on the trip. It’s large but pretty light-weight, so it wasn’t much of a burden to have in my camera bag. And then I had an idea: I would photograph a scene with the FUJIFILM, wait a few minutes for it to develop, and then hold up the print and photograph it in my hand so that it was somehow aligned with the original scene. The first few turned out nicely, so I kept at it!

So far, all of my “nicolesygram” images take place in Hawaii, but I expect this to be a regular thing. I’ll be traveling to Thailand next month and plan on bringing it along for the ride, and I’m sure you’ll see some “nicolesygrams” in Portland, too. :)

Follow me on Instagram to see more of my #nicolesygram shots!

A few weeks ago I picked up a FUJIFILM Instax Wide 300 instant camera from Photojojo. I have a few vintage Polaroid cameras and love playing around with them, but oftentimes would get inconsistent results. So I thought I’d give a newer version of an instant-print camera a try.

Soon after, I traveled to Hawaii and I decided to take the camera along on the trip. It’s large but pretty light-weight, so it wasn’t much of a burden to have in my camera bag. And then I had an idea: I would photograph a scene with the FUJIFILM, wait a few minutes for it to develop, and then hold up the print and photograph it in my hand so that it was somehow aligned with the original scene. The first few turned out nicely, so I kept at it!

So far, all of my “nicolesygram” images take place in Hawaii, but I expect this to be a regular thing. I’ll be traveling to Thailand next month and plan on bringing it along for the ride, and I’m sure you’ll see some “nicolesygrams” in Portland, too. :)

Follow me on Instagram to see more of my #nicolesygram shots!

Nicole S. Young is a photographer, published author, and educator specializing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography. She is best known for her books on food photography but is widely versed in various photographic genres, including landscape, nature, stock, travel, and lifestyle.

2 Comments

  1. Randy Pollock February 2, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Love the idea and might steal it…

  2. verO February 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    What a good idea !

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