Making instax stars

Friday 1 March 2019

Photography giant Fujifilm which has its UK headquarters in Bedford, is testing the talents of local students on its new instax cameras.

The instant prints cameras are aimed at the Instagram generation and so engaging with photography teens & twenties at Bedford College was a happy partnership.

The students have been given cameras and were set a challenge to come up with six of the best photographs which will then be displayed within special wall frames. The images will cover “the passage of time” and will be taken in and around the college riverside and town centre campus.

The students are on a Level 3 UAL (University of Arts London) Extended Diploma in Art & Design course and leader Julie Davies says using the limited instant films will encourage a new way of thinking about photographs. 

This isn’t digital where you can take 100s of shots and find the good one or photoshop it afterwards, the skill is in seeing the potential of the image before you click the shutter.

Students on this course undertake a range of interesting development opportunities and experiences within the photographic industry. 

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Instax Photography students

Photo:Left to right Natalie, Tareq and Lia test out the instax