Just a memo that I’ll be overseas from the 5th Dec til the 3rd Jan 2014
I’ll be going to Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong to visit relatives.
I’m not too sure if I’ll have net access all the time so I’ll be photo blogging from instagram.
Please follow me @ kotetsutkaburagi if you don’t already!
I’ll also be hosting a blog giveaway when I reach 333 followers
On the 29th Nov I attended a joint Christmas Party between the Anime societies of different Sydney universities. This is my 3rd time attending and I can say it’s definitely been the most enjoyable one I’ve been to so far! Maybe it’s because I’ve gotten involved in the cosplay crowd this year but I had a lot of fun catching up and meeting with my friends from different universities and hobbies. I find that parties more focused on socializing rather than activities are more fun! I prefer chatting with friends though trivia parties are fun as well (if you know about the topics ).
All the instax snaps! Do you recognise what series people are cosplaying from?
I chose to cosplay as Aiichiro Nitori from Free! because, besides being one of my favourite characters, I knew some of my other friends were cosplaying from the series It’s one of my favourite series of this year and I was genuinely surprised by the plot as I thought it was going to be a light hearted, silly sort of anime but it actually had some substance lol. I actually wanted to wear a sailor seifuku and dress like a generic school girl but it didn’t come in time
Can you spot me? Haha
They had activities such as the art wall, trivia and the game section for Pokemon X/Y going on. There was also a Kris Kringle exchange and a live band playing! I wanted to socialise more this year so I was lazy and didn’t really participate in the activities
The night mainly just consisted of having a great (and silly time) with friends I really just love hanging out with my friends and having a good time. I’ve glad to have met a lot of new people this year
Photo by Chris
After the event ended we had a random photoshoot in the carpark of Danny and then hung out in a cafe til midnight. Hopefully we can top it next year because my society is going to be hosting it! Not sure if I mentioned it but I’m vice president for 2014
Using phones to shine light.
Photo by mcluzar.
Do you hang out at any societies and/or attend their events? What are they like?
I finally bought myself an instax camera a few days ago! I’ve been wanting to get one for ages but it wasn’t on the top of my list to buy, so when I saw the design for the mini 90 I knew I had to get it. I currently really like the vintage look which mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm X-Pro1 has.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 “Neo Classic” is the latest release in the instax range which has more features such as:
- being able to control the lightness (D, N, L, L+)
- flash (you can choose no flash, flash or no red eye)
- party mode so you capture the background as well as the subject in low lighting
- kids mode for fast moving objects
- landscape mode
- macro mode
- bulb exposure mode
- double exposure mode
- self timer
I think another appealing feature is that the camera comes with a rechargeable battery! According to Fujifilm, it should last for about 10 film packs. The camera also comes with a shoulder strap to make it more convenient to carry around
The Aust RRP $219 while on Amazon Japan you can find it for selling ￥16,635. At first I was thinking of asking my friends to get it for me when they go to Japan, but I managed to get it for $199 and it’s always better to have Australian warranty lol. Also factoring in the exchange rate and shipping cost, I’m not paying that much more for it
Here are some images I’ve taken so far. It’s hard for me getting used to a fixed lens lol! I’ve never really had to estimate the distance between myself and the subject so I have a feeling I’m going to waste more film before I get it right. Makes you realise how easy it is to keep retaking photos with digital cameras.
As you can see, it’s focusing on the chips. I was a bit too close to the subject “ORZ
LEFT; (taken by a friend)
Bright control: L
Trying to figure out the distance I have to hold it to take a selca LOL
If you’re interested to see more shots, I’ll be scanning them to my flickr
I really look forward to taking more shots! I think part of the excitement with instant film is seeing if what comes out is what you envisioned lol