Essentials: The Hipster Party Animal

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Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend. 

This kit was cool before photography was cool. In fact, it’s probably not going to be cool any more since everyone now knows about it. What are we talking about? Well, it’s something that has to do with making a statement. Capturing a real life photo of someone instantly and making a print means that no one else in the world will ever have that photo. It can’t be duplicated, and even though you can surely scan it, it still won’t be the same as the original.

But beyond that, you’ve got to get your name out there somehow. Here’s a kit that’ll make you the coolest party snapper around. PBRs for all!

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90

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The brand new Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 is the company’s highest end Instax camera yet. Not only does it offer a bunch of scene modes, but it also has a very important bulb mode. On top of this, you can tell the camera to expose your image to be brighter or darker based on the way the scene is lit. While it isn’t quite a manual mode, it surely makes things a bit simpler for the experienced shooter.

Buy Now: Urban Outfitters

Fujifilm Instax Mini Rainbow Film

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If you’re looking to make a statement, why not make it fully fashionable. Fujifilm manufactures their own film for the Instax cameras, but they also have loads of different special editions. These special editions are more for the fun factor than anything. If you’re looking to make your photos even more fun, the Rainbow border Instax film might be an excellent choice.

For those of us looking for more function over fun, we’ll just have to wait for a black and white version.

Buy Now: B&H Photo

Pro Tip: Want to make the film develop faster? Put it in your jean pocket. The heat will accelerate the process. That way your friends can look at their silly faces even quicker.

Pro Tip: Want to make the film develop faster? Put it in your jean pocket. The heat will accelerate the process. That way your friends can look at their silly faces even quicker.

Moo Brushed Leather and Steel Business Card Holder

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Of course, why would you hand out instant photos without trying to make an impression of some sort. A great idea is to attach your business card to the instant photo that you shot. That way, your new acquaintances will remember you that much more effectively.

And to make things look even better, we strongly recommend the Leather Card Case from Moo. Lots of photographers use the service to create their business cards and this snazzy case will keep them all organized.

Buy Now: Moo

Pro Tip: PBR looks ways better on instant film vs Instagram.

Pro Tip: PBR looks ways better on instant film vs Instagram.

Buy Now: Pabst Blue Ribbon (come on, we know you want to click it)

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