Just as Instagram constantly evolves, photo and filter trends, too, are changing with the times. The photo-sharing social media platform launched in 2010 and we have gone from using the built-in filters like Hudson and Sierra, to apps that exploded in popularity such as VSCO Cam and Facetune. Now, old school 35mm-style photos are making a comeback and it’s easy to see why they are so appealing – they feel perfectly imperfect, nostalgic and reminiscent of the olden days.
With all that said, here are three Fujifilm-like camera apps you can download on both your iOS and Android devices to get on that bandwagon before the hype dies down:
1. Huji Cam – This app is literally foolproof and has the simplest yet effective functions. Choose from a point-and-click style interface or one with a larger viewfinder, then adjust your settings before snapping a photo, which may include turning the timer on, inserting random light leaks or inserting a date stamp a la the ’90s.
2. Gudak Cam – Gudak takes things up a notch by giving you ‘film rolls’ of 24 shots each time so you become more selective of what you shoot. Once you’re done, you’ll need to wait an hour for a new roll. Meanwhile, the completed rolls will be ‘processed’ for three days before being released to you. The results are worth the wait though!
3. KD Pro Disposable – Similar to Gudak Cam, this app extends rolls of film with 24 frames and to advance to the next, you’d have to manually operate a thumbwheel. You also have to wait for the pictures to be ‘developed’ and there are extra settings to adjust the light leaks, lens distortion, and time and date stamp.