What is instant photography?
Instant photography is shooting pictures on film that develops within minutes of shooting. Unlike traditional film photography, instant pictures develop in your hand instead of in a lab. And while your phone can also take a photo you can see in a single click, if you want to hold that image in your hand, you have to take the time to print it. Instant photography is photos and memories you keep in your pocket and treasure forever.
How does the camera work?
Using the camera is as simple as aiming the camera at your subject, checking and adjusting the camera to the suggested light setting, and clicking the shutter. Within seconds, the camera will eject your exposed film for development. It will take about a minute for your film to fully develop.
What kind of cameras do you offer?
At this time, we offer the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 for our camera rental packages. This camera is easy to use, has multiple settings for different lighting conditions and a selfie mirror.
Can the camera shoot indoors?
Yes, the camera can shoot indoors, however picture taking is limited in low light. Please be aware that this function only works on subjects within 3 feet of the camera lens. The darker the room, the darker your finished photos.
For best results indoors, we recommend shooting photos no further than 3 feet away, and in brightly lit rooms.
How many pictures can I take?
The basic camera rental gives you 10 individual shots of film (one full film pack). If you’d like to take more than 10, additional film packs can be purchased and inserted by a SnapShotz team member.
Can I purchased more film?
Of course! Additional film packs can be purchased and inserted by a SnapShotz team member.
Can I insert more film myself?
Inserting film is not complicated, however it has the potential to damage the camera if done improperly. Rather than letting you risk unneccesary damage and extra fees, we want to insert a new film pack for you.
To prevent accidental access to the film compartment, all our cameras come with security stickers across the access point.
What if I don’t use all the film?
Each pack of film shoots 10 pictures, and we encourage you to use every single one. We cannot offer a refund for unexposed film.
What if my pictures don’t come out?
Part of the fun of instant photography is the unexpected results of the film. You can’t take hundreds of photos to get the best one. You only have 10 photos, so every shot needs to count. It's the exciting challenge of film photography.
However, we understand that sometimes things do actually go wrong. If most of your photos are improperly exposed due to camera malfunction, we'll provide you a new camera free of charge.
If the camera is to be working properly and the improperly exposed photos are due to user error, we cannot offer this option. This includes photographs that are mis-framed, taken too far away or too close to the subject.
How do rentals work?
All event rentals must be booked in advance, at least 2 weeks of your event date. All rental packages must be paid in advance. Time of arrival of cameras must be coordinated with your event planner or host in advance.
On the day of your event, your cameras will be delivered at least 1 hour prior to the start of your event. If you prefer an earlier arrival, please coordinate that with us in advance.
During the event, we'll faciliate and make sure all of our cameras are working as promised. All of our rental packages include a SnapShotz team member to be available to facilitate camera use. If necessary, we'll brief extra people on camera operation.
At the end of the event, we'll pack everything up and make sure things are tidy.
How many cameras do you recommend for a group?
This depends on the size of your group. A single camera rental is perfect for a couple or a small group of friends to share the images and enjoy the day.
However, our camera rental packages start at a minimum of 10 cameras for events. In the future we will provide single camera rentals to visitors in downtown Denver. We apologize that this is not available at this time.
For more information on our available rental packages, please email us at email@example.com or see our Pricing Information available in the section above.
How long is the rental period?
Our standard rental periods is for one hour prior and one hour after an event. If you'd like more time or a multiple day rental, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you offer multiple day rentals?
We can provide multi-day rentals for an additional daily rental fee. If you'd like more time for a multi-day event, please email us at email@example.com
I have a large group I want to provide cameras for. Can you accommodate me?
We can accomodate most group sizes. Please check our event pricing list in the section above, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't see a number that reflects your group, we can provide you a custom quote. Please email us at email@example.com to discuss your needs.
Do you offer advance reservations?
Absolutely! Matter a fact, we require that all our event rentals be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. However, our camera availability limits how many groups we can accomodate on a single day. We recommend booking your package as soon as possible to ensure a package is available for your date.
Can I get a refund if I’m unhappy with my photos?
We absolutely want you to be 100% happy with your experience! However, we can only provide a refund if you provide us with all the photos taken with your cameras.
If the photos are clearly improperly exposed to camera malfunction, we will gladly provide you a new camera free of charge.
What if I break the camera?
Nobody wants to have this happen. Not us, not you. But accidents do happen. That's why we offer full damage protection in our rental prices. If the camera does indeed break during your rental, we will take care of it, free of charge to you.
Is this camera recommended for children?
This camera is easy to use, however we HIGHLY recommend adult supervision. This is a fully functioning camera, it is not a toy. Please supervise your children while they use this camera.