Last month, I had the privilege to represent Singapore at the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. In my previous two articles about the Fujifilm X-A5, I took plenty of pictures and had even more taken of me over my one week journey last month, and it was such a memorable trip that I shouldn’t just leave the pictures stored on my laptop. When I want prints of my photos I usually run down to the shop to get them printed out. This time however I had the privilege to test out an instax Share SP-3 portable printer, so I thought it’d be a fun way of getting my photos printed in the cute palm-size instax print format.
25 Pictures Printed in a Flash
One really handy thing about the instax Share SP-3 is that you can download your photos directly from a Fujifilm camera (like my X-A5), or from your smartphone via the instax Share app. This is great as I had a ton of photos on both so it actually took me more time to narrow down the 25 pictures I wanted for the five by five collage than to actually print them. The high-speed printing only takes a mere 13 seconds to print a single instax, thanks to the new laser exposure system of the SP-3.
With all the extra time I saved from printing, I spent some thought on the caption for each picture, and used a pretty little golden marker for style as I wanted this collage to piece together bits of stories and happenings of my friends from all over Asia.
High Definition even on Instax
If you thought that pictures printed on the instax Share SP-3 will look too dark, too overexposed or too blurry, you’d be wrong. The SP-3 has a high resolution with print pixels of 800 x 800 dots so I can see the details of our professional made-up face, the materials of my qipao and kebaya, and my friends’ beaming faces.
The Fujifilm Intelligence Filter saves me a lot of trouble of individually editing the pictures, especially those taken at night that need to be brighten up. Image Intelligence, borne from Fujifilm’s decades of experience and know-how, allowed me to edit the pictures in the Instax Share app with just one tap. I expected most of my images to require filters but I ended up with leaving more than half of them untouched. The visible difference the filter makes to the pictures is just to brighten them up and increase the saturation subtly, making all the national costumes more outstanding.
Oh and you’ll be able to see my collage for youself as it will be hung at Fujifilm Studio at Suntec City Mall, #02-410!