It’s time to start preparing a summer bucket list, and this year an instant camera is at the top of that list for me. Instant cameras are the best of both worlds. You get the satisfaction of viewing a photo shortly after you take it, but you still need to put thought into each and every shot. There’s something about turning a moment of time into a tangible memory you can hold in your hand that feels so fresh and good. And because you can’t just hit “delete” to make a printed photo disappear from the universe, you’re bound to end up with some less-than-perfect pictures – and that’s what makes these captured moments so real.
This summer, buy an instant camera and carry it with you often. Take it on adventures with you – to the beach, through the woods, on a road trip – but also use it on those lazy days when nothing’s really going on. Snap a picture of your backyard as you lay in the grass under the afternoon sun. Take a shot of your messy bedroom after a long week of having guests over. Capture the moments that may not otherwise stand at the forefront of your mind in the future – these are often the little snippets of time that hold the most intense feelings; the moments that will one day mean the most.
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